Student Dining Services
CPS Feeds Thousands Every School Day
Cincinnati 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 on our "restaurant-style meals," such as curry chicken and gyros with tzatziki sauce, while keeping our menus healthy, culturally responsive and surpassing USDA requirements. For example, we have no fryers in our school kitchens, and we serve no pork products.
Leading in School Nutrition — SchoolCafe School Menus
Cincinnati Public Schools menus have 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 SchoolCafe, an interactive online way to view your child’s school menus.
With SchoolCafe 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 SchoolCafe mobile app!
Paid meals are $1.75 at elementary schools and $2.00 at secondary schools.