The New York City Department of Education offers free breakfast, lunch and afterschool meals to all NYC public school students during the school year.

We offer summer meals to anyone under 18-years-old and under between June 27–August 30.

What’s on the Menu Today?

We create our menus and water services to make sure that students get the nutrients they need to think clearly and concentrate on learning. Seeing students succeed in school is what drives our passion to serve high-quality meals every day.

Our goal is to provide nutrient-rich options that students of all ages and backgrounds will love. Our meals maintain high nutrition standards which meet and many times exceed USDA standards for school meals with whole grain rich products, reduced sodium, and only fat-free flavored milk.

We do not use food additives such as artificial colors or flavors, non-nutritious sweeteners, or preservatives. We restrict high fructose corn syrup when we can.

For more information about our menus, nutrition information, or programs,

Download the SchoolFood App

View menus, submit reviews and even use the "FastPass" to skip the line. The app is available for Android and iOS.

Recent Menu Changes

Effective July 1, 2019, the following items will be no longer offered on NYC public school menus. Suitable replacements are being sourced for the next school year:
  • Salami and cheese sandwich
  • Cheese and "turkey ham" sandwich
  • Bologna and cheese sandwich
  • Pre-sliced "turkey ham"
  • Pre-sliced Canadian turkey bacon

Sandwiches using different kinds of pre-sliced turkey, other than "turkey ham," are still available.

This change is in response to new research findings from the World Health Organization (WHO) on processed meats and input from our students and communities.

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