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 Food and Nutrition Services department is a self-supporting $9.1 million business. Over 150 food service professionals take pride in serving 18,000 customers daily at 34 schools and satellite centers. The food service program, as an extension of the educational programs in the schools, is operated under the federally-funded National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act.


Free/Reduced Meal Applications

Applying for Free/Reduced meals for the 2019-2020 is now easier than ever. You can apply online from your home computer or your smartphone at . Paper applications will be available at the Food Service office. You may request a paper application be mailed to your home by calling 703-228-6130.


September Menu Photo

September Elementary Printable Menu

October Menu Photo

October Elementary Printable Menu


Summer School

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 2019We 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



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

@wingeds It's more seasoned than spicy. I have updated the description and added the photo. Hope this helps.
Published September 16, 19 11:52AM

APS Nutrition

@suzannegmund Thanks for reaching out! If you go to and click on PRINT in the top right corner it will bring up a printable menu and you can switch it from weekly to monthly. Hope this helps.
Published September 12, 19 11:14AM

APS Nutrition

@Rndmdadthoughts Good afternoon! APS no longer supports this app (it's not even available for download in the APP store) so you will no longer see the menu there. You can use the Nutrislice app for menus. Hope this helps
Published September 10, 19 12:29PM