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.


New for school year 2020-2021:

All students who attend Barcroft, Barrett, Carlin Springs, Drew or Randolph will be automatically free beginning Sept 8th, 2020 and do not need to fill out the application for Free/Reduced meals.

Apply for Free/Reduced meals here:

Online applications are available in English and Spanish. Apply today!





Printable Meal Application English 2020-2021

Printable Meal Application Spanish 2020-2021



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

@moiraeve1 Thanks for asking. We are currently just utilizing our staff to prepare and hand out meals. Thanks for checking!
Published October 23, 20 8:25AM

APS Nutrition

@BikeGillian We are looking at several different scenarios. The problem with handing out on Thursday is since we are giving food for Saturday as well it would make the Thursday bags very heavy to carry for the walkers. We will keep everyone updated when we have a final plan.
Published October 13, 20 5:11AM

APS Nutrition

Even though today is a student holiday, meal distribution sites will be open and serving from 11am-1pm.
Published October 12, 20 6:05AM