Menu and Meal Prices
CPS Leads in School Nutrition
Cincinnati Public Schools is recognized in Ohio as a leader in school nutrition. The Ohio Department of Education presented CPS with the 2011 and 2010 Stellar Award for best practices in promoting healthy school nutrition.
Good nutrition is important to learning. Children behave better, have longer attention spans and are more eager to learn when they eat healthy meals. Student Dining Services wants to make sure that all of CPS' students are ready to focus on their lessons every day.
The stigma of the "traditional school lunch" is challenging to overcome, but Student Dining Services is working hard to provide exciting menu options, new marketing initiatives, and improve food choice and quality. Their goal is to provide restaurant-style food that meets nutritional guidelines.
"We want to be the premier provider of nutritious, low-cost, delicious meals so that students don't feel they have to eat school lunch, but that they want to eat school lunch."
—Jessica Shelly, Director of Student Dining Services
Parent Guide to Cincinnati Public Schools' Dining Services
Student Dining Services Parent Guides
Non-Community Eligible Programs Parent Guide (CANS, Clark, Kilgour, Hyde Park, Sands, Fairview, Spencer Center, SCPA and Walnut Hills)
Parent Information for Direct Eligible Programs