Nutrition Services

School lunch salad bar

Serving Healthy Choices

& Convenient Options

Our Metro Schools Nutrition Services team is proud be a reliable source for healthy meals to thousands of students each day.

We currently offer breakfast to all students in all schools and 119 schools will continue to offer lunch at no cost to all students through the federal Community Eligibility Provision. Students attending 29 schools will be able to apply for free- and reduced-price lunch.

Now, our district also offers convenient new services for parents and students, who can:

  • Apply for free & reduced meals online

  • Add funds electronically to a student’s Nutrition Services account

  • View a student’s school menu online

What’s on the Menu?

We serve menus that are planned in consistency with the nutrition standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture and emphasizes a diet that includes a variety of vegetables, fresh fruits, whole-grains, low-fat dairy products and lean proteins. We also limit foods high in saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and sodium.

Nutrition Services also recognizes the diverse food preferences of MNPS students and we are now offering a vegetarian option at lunch daily.

Here’s what’s included with each meal:

  • Breakfast: Entrée, fruit juice, fresh fruit, milk

  • Lunch: Entrée with bread, hot vegetables, tossed salad or veggie cup, fruit and milk or
    Chef salad, fruit and milk.

Free & Reduced Lunch

Students who attend a school that does not offer free lunch to all students can complete an application for free or reduced-price lunch any time during the school year on a paper application or electronically.

To apply for free and reduced lunch, you will need to provide:

  • The names and incomes of every member of your household

  • The school, grade, birthdate of every student in your household

  • Your social security number and electronic signature

  • (Optional) A valid email address or phone number for district communication about the status of the application.

* The online application is available in several languages.

View School Menus online

The Meal Viewer service offers detailed menus with nutritional information for each item and even per meal.

The application also is conveniently linked in the Metro Public Schools Parentlink app, which puts all your school services and tools in one convenient place or you can download the Meal Viewer app.

Direct Link: Meal Viewer online.

Download Metro Public Schools Parentlink app: Google Play | iOS

Download Meal Viewer app: Google Play | iOS

Children with Allergies

If your child has an allergy, please complete this Medical Statement for Meal Modification form and return it to your student’s school.

Pay for Lunch Online


Families can pre-pay a student’s lunch, or pay an outstanding lunch balance online using our secure payment portal MySchoolBucks.

For viewing menus online, visit Meal Viewer online or download your preferred mobile app:

Download Metro Public Schools Parentlink app: Google Play | iOS

Download MySchoolBucks: Google Play | iOS