Top of Page
Main

School Meals and Nutrition

Chicago Public Schools offers free, nutritionally balanced breakfast, lunch, and snacks to all students.

Introducing MealViewer, a New Way to Access School Menus

Beginning School Year 2022-23, we are excited to offer school meal menus through MealViewer, an online menu service that keeps school communities up-to-date on their school’s daily breakfast and lunch menus. It also allows families to create a profile for their students that includes their allergens, notifying them when that allergen is on the menu. It even gives students an opportunity to provide feedback on school meals.

You may view menus online at the CPS MealViewer website, or through the MealViewer app. Creating a profile is not required to view menus for your school. For assistance setting up your profile, view the instructional video. To learn more about navigating the app, view the introductory video in English or Spanish. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Nutrition Support Services at Food@cps.edu.

MealViewer is currently available for a majority of CPS schools, with the remaining schools being added over the course of the upcoming school year. If your school is not yet included, please reach out to your school’s administration to request a menu.

School Menus

View menus for your school at the CPS MealViewer website. If your school is not yet included, please reach out to your school’s administration to request a menu.

View Menus

image of smiling student holding cracker

School Menus

View menus for your school at the CPS MealViewer website. If your school is not yet included, please reach out to your school’s administration to request a menu.

View Menus

Dietary Restrictions

Vegetarian options are always available. For support accommodating other dietary restrictions, including food allergies, contact your school or email food@cps.edu. Find more information on supporting students with food allergies on the Allergies section of the Chronic Conditions page.

Reporting Issues with School Food

If there is an issue with a single meal, the student should notify the school’s dining manager, who should offer another option.

If there are consistent issues with the food at your school, please take the following steps:

  • Continue to report them to your dining manager.
  • Report the issue to your school principal.
  • Begin to keep a daily log.

Report the issues to food@cps.edu.

CPS Farm to School

Farm to School integrates local food in the dining center and growing food in the school garden.

LEARN MORE

image of plants and bushes growing near a building

CPS Farm to School

Farm to School integrates local food in the dining center and growing food in the school garden.

LEARN MORE

image of fruits and vegetables being served with a meal

CPS Nutrition Guidelines

CPS is committed to providing healthy, high-quality food to all students.

LEARN MORE

Help Us Create New Menus

Parents, please take a short survey about breakfast and lunch items your child enjoys.

Take Survey

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

"Welcome Back to School Meals" Video

school meal project_still0.jpg

ENGLISH          SPANISH

Nutrition Support Services

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602