What's on the Menu?

The meals we prepare for our students emphasize 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, and our menus are planned in consistency with the nutrition standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Items Included in Each Meal


An entrée, fruit juice, fresh fruit, milk


An entrée with bread, hot vegetables, tossed salad or veggie cup, fruit and milk or
Chef salad, fruit, and milk.

Vegetarian Options

To meet the diverse food preferences of MNPS students, Nutrition Services offers a vegetarian option at lunch daily.


Menu items may contain or come into contact with milk, wheat, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and soy. For more information, please contact the Coordinator of Nutrition Education & Training, (615) 259-8473.

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


All food and products served by MNPS Nutrition Services are pork-free.


View School Lunch Menus Online

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

You also can download the free Meal Viewer app in from Google Play and in the iOS App Store.


Pay for Meals and Extras Online

While school meals are free of charge, families and teachers can use MySchoolBucks for things like staff meals, a la carte items and second meals.

You also can download the free MySchoolBucks app from Google Play and the iOS App Store.


Learn More about Nutrition and Wellness


Contact Nutrition Services

(615) 259-8467, extension 3