Food Services

Leading in School Nutrition

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.

School Year Menus, along with nutritional information, are updated regularly in a printer-friendly PDF format and provided throughout the school year. Daily menus are also available on the web and for mobile devices. Use your mobile device to scan the Menu Smartcode below.

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.


Daily School Menus

Daily Menus QR codeCincinnati Public Schools' Food Services Department now provides elementary and high school daily meal menus for breakfast and lunch in a mobile-compatable web format.

Students and parents can scan a QR code with any smart device to access the daily menu.

Magnets with the QR code will also be distributed to students for easy access.

The daily menus can be accessed on the CPS Website as well. The next day's menu will be available after 2:00 p.m. the day before. Monday's menu will be available at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. During holidays or when the schools are closed, no menu will appear. At 2:00 p.m. the day prior to school resuming, the menu will be available.