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School Meals and Nutrition

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

School Menus

Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, fat-free and 1% milk, and peanut butter (or Sun Butter®) and jelly sandwiches are served every day in addition to our core menus. See each month's core menu and nutritional information for your child’s school below.

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Subscribe to Menus

We can send you a text or email when we post menus each month. We’ll also share special dining promotions.

Subscribe to get updated school menus or text CPSMENUS to 64800 from your mobile phone.

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

  • CPS Nutrition Guidelines

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

    Learn More

  • Student placing food onto their plate

    Help Us Create New Menus

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

    English survey  |  Spanish survey

Nutrition Support Services

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602