To nourish every child, every day.


    Offer every student a positive dining experience, good nutrition, the support for academic excellence, and a model for a lifetime of healthy eating in a leading school food environment.

    Who We Are

    Boston Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services is the largest school meal program for breakfast and lunch in New England. We serve meals at 125 cafeterias and satellite schools.

    What We Do

    We are forward-thinking and forward-acting in regard to how we are setting the standards for the meals served to our students. FNS is breaking with the expected or usual and continues to incrementally improve the level of services and meals. FNS is determined to evolve the school meal program and continually elevate our schools. FNS will strive to: 
    • Provide enforcement of vending and student body sales for compliance.
    • Maintain the highest nutritional nutrient standards and quality for school meals.
    • Continuously maintain the directives of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
    • Increase the variety, visibility, and accessibility of unprocessed fresh fruit and vegetables whenever possible.
    • Offer local food choices whenever possible.
    • Continue to provide at least one vegetarian option at each meal in the school meal program.
    • Incorporate student and parent input with the nutritional improvements.

  • Our self-serve salad bars at Boston Public Schools are expanding district-wide for grades 4-8! To guide students, BPS Food and Nutrition Services teamed up with Boston Arts Academy for the fantastic video "Salad Rules." Watch out for healthier choices, utensil tips, courtesy, and more!

    Nondiscrimination Statement

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.   

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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

    • Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442
    • Email: program.intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.