• CPS Feeds Thousands Every School Day

    Student Services: Feeding Children is a Work of HeartCincinnati Public Schools is the nation's first large school district to offer lunches to students, starting in 1898.

    For the last five years in a row, CPS' Student Dining Services Department received a Champion of School Breakfast Award from the Ohio Department of Education.

    We pride ourselves in our commitment to serving food that kids know and love, while surpassing USDA requirements for healthy meals with our Clean Label work with Lifetime Foundation and sourcing of fresh, local foods in partnership with The Good Food Purchasing Program. We strive to plan culturally responsive menus with a variety of choices in all schools. Our new culturally inspired and plant forward menu items give students an opportunity to try new food to fuel their day, such as Tamales with yuca and plantains, Pierogies or Tikka Masala!

    Click here to download our printable monthly menus

    SchoolCafe — Leading in School Nutrition 

    Experience an interactive and convenient method of exploring the breakfast and lunch options available at your student's school. SchoolCafé doesn't just provide menu browsing; it offers a range of features:

    • Review images and detailed descriptions of all culinary offerings.
    • Access comprehensive nutritional information for well-informed choices.
    • Utilize menu filters to easily identify foods suitable for specific allergen needs.
    • Join the conversation by actively evaluating and rating different dishes.

    Ready to get started? Head over to SchoolCafé.com or grab the mobile app for seamless access!

    Meal Costs

    Paid meals are $1.75 at elementary schools and $2.00 at secondary schools.  


More School Meal Information

  • Dietary, Cultural or Religious Food Restrictions Policy

  • Student Dining Services Supply Chain Update

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