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CPS Feeds Thousands Every School Day

Cincinnati Public Schools - the nation's first large district to offer lunches to students, starting in 1898 - continues a proud tradition, serving over 5.5 million lunches and 3 million breakfasts annually, including citywide summer programs. Every school day, CPS serves 20,000 breakfasts and 30,000 lunches - more meals than any restaurant chain combined in Cincinnati. And, we do it it two hours!

Leading in School Nutrition — Nutrislice School Menus

School Year Menus

Cincinnati Public Schools menu has gone digital!  You can easily view information about what is on our school menus for breakfast and lunch each day. This new innovative and interactive site, and our mobile app, make our school menus more convenient and informative.

Introducing Nutrislice, an interactive online way to view your child’s school menus.

With Nutrislice, you can:

  • View images and descriptions
  • View nutrition information for each food
  • Filter the menu for specific food allergens
  • Rate foods and see carb counts
  • Access menus with the Nutrislice mobile app!

On your computer, visit: cps-k12.nutrislice.com

School Year Menus, along with nutrition information, specific food allergens, and carbohydrate counts, are available online and via mobile app on a smartphone. 

Monthly menus can be printed from the online site at NutriSlice.

On your smart phone or tablet, search for School Lunch by Nutrislice on Google Play or the App Store to download the Nutrislice app!”

Nutrition and Learning are connected. Cincinnati Public Schools is recognized as a leader in developing best practices in promoting healthy school nutrtition and its important connection to learning. Information on school meal requirements, nutrition guidelines, healthy lifestyles and diet, and the benefits of school lunch are provided.

The annual Parent's Guide to CPS Food Services gives parents helpful information.

Food & Fitness contains resources to help CPS families of elementary children and teensbuild healthy habits.

Free Summer Meals are provided to all Cincinnati children during the summer months. Guidelines and free meal locations also are provided.

Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Program is available to children from families whose annual income is at, or below, the Federal Income Elegibility Guidelines. Paper and online meal applications are available.

Student Meal Accounts can be created using PayPAMS. Parents can access an online account to monitor what food items their children are purchasing, replenish lunch money or set up automatic payments.

Make celebrations easy and affordable!  If your child’s teach allows for food & beverage classroom celebrations, instead of scrambling the night before trying to prepare a healthy snack for the entire class, call us instead! Order a classroom celebration from the food service department will supply everything directly to the classroom! Please get approval from your teacher before placing your order, and be sure to submit your order for to the lunchroom manager at least 5 days in advance of your celebration date.


In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider.

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