Food and Nutrition Services

The Office of Food and Nutrition Services provides a variety of nutritious choices for breakfast and lunch every day. Our menus are planned by a registered dietitian in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The school lunch program is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch program and administered by the USDA and the Virginia Department of Education. We served 664,768 breakfasts and 2,078,697 lunches last year. We look forward to serving you this school year.


Click on the link below to find out more about free meals at participating summer school sites. Free meals are being served at Barrett, Carlin Springs, Hoffman-Boston and Kenmore.

Summer School News Release 2019

We will be operating under the NSLP during summer school at Abingdon, McKinley, Taylor and Washington-Lee. Students will have the same meal status that they had during the 2018-2019 school year. Meal accounts can be used and payments can be made with your MySchoolBucks account


APS SEVERE ALLERGY GUIDELINES Arlington Public Schools (APS) aims to provide a safe, academically enriching, and socially accepting setting for all students. Guidelines were developed by SHAB to specifically address the needs of students who live with life-threatening (primarily) food allergies. All APS schools are encouraged to implement these evidence-based recommendations, which outline prevention and response protocols.

APS Food Allergy Guidelines 2018


Graduating Seniors

As the school year winds down you might be wondering what happens to your graduating seniors meal account balance. You can transfer the balance to a younger sibling, request a refund via check, or donate to a needy family. Please email and make sure to include the following info:

Name of student-last school student attended-current address-parents name

Please allow 3-4 weeks for your refund to arrive via check to the address you provide.



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In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication,1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866)632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 2013-2014



APS Nutrition

Second week of summer school and we are serving tons of free meals at 4 locations across Arlington. You can text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 to find a free meal site near you. @APSVirginia
Published July 17, 19 12:14PM

APS Nutrition

RT @APSFacilities: #FleetES kitchen gets floor tile and equipment! Pretty soon it’ll be dishing out yummy nutritious meals! 🥗🍝🥛🍎🍞 @Princi
Published July 05, 19 5:25AM