Boston Public Schools provides healthy and appealing meal choices for students. All schools serve breakfast and lunch daily, and those with after-school programming may also provide afternoon snack. All of the meals we offer meet the nutrition requirements set by the USDA Food & Nutrition Service to support children’s healthy growth and development.
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Applications for Free and Reduced Price Meals
Boston Public Schools asks all parents to fill out an application for free and reduced priced meals at the beginning of each school year, even if parents do not think they will qualify for free or reduced price meals. Even if you filled out a form last year, you should still fill another one out this year.
You may also print out a form and give it to the cafeteria manager or attendant at your child’s school:
School Menus and Prices
Boston Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services has teamed up with SchoolMenu.com to make district breakfast and lunch menus and other nutritional information available online and more easily accessible to families. Visit SchoolMenu.com to see the menu for your child's school. Please see the attached information sheet for more details.
Visit SchoolMenu.com for today's menu or download a print-friendly version of the monthly menu here:
- Cafeteria Elementary Schools
- Cafeteria Middle Schools
- Cafeteria High Schools
- Cold Grab & Go Breakfast
- Satellite Breakfast Menu - All Grades
- Elementary Satellite Lunch Menu
- Secondary Satellite Lunch Menu
- Satellite Dinner Menu
All Boston Public Schools offer Universal Free Breakfast, and many schools also have Universal Free Lunch. At these schools, all students receive meals at no cost.
To find out if your child’s school offers Universal Free Lunch, contact the school directly.
Boston Public Schools participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, and students may be eligible for free or reduced price meals based on their family's household income. Student prices for school meals in the 2012-2013 school year are as follows. Please note, these prices may change for the 2013-2014 school year and will be updated as soon as the information is available.
|Lunch: Middle / High School||$2.50||$0.40||Free|
Teachers, staff and visitors may also purchase school meals. Breakfast items are sold individually (a la carte), while lunch is available at the following rates (tax included):
|Adult Breakfast (system wide)||$2.75|
|Adult Lunch: Satellite Schools (no cafeteria on site)||$3.25 (elementary); $3.50 (middle/high school)|
|Adult Lunch: Cafeteria Schools||$3.50|