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Columbus, OH 43215
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Food Services




Children and young adults need a nutritious breakfast
and lunch every day to be successful learners and 
have the energy to participate in school activities.
 
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, ALL students
enrolled in Columbus City Schools qualify for a healthy
breakfast AND a lunch at school at no charge under the
Community Eligibility Provision.  
  • No application required!
  • No verification of income required!

This program is funded through the US Department of Agriculture at no cost to Columbus City Schools.

A complete meal must be selected or students will be
charged a la carte pricing. 
 
Students may pay for optional à la carte items that are not counted as part of a complete meal.

School Menu Restrictions Currently in Place:

PreK,
and Elementary Schools grades K-6

· Nut products, seafood, and pork are not offered.


Buildings with Grades
K-8, Middle Schools, and Grades 6-12 or 7-12
 
· Seafood and pork are not offered.
· Nut products are not offered
in buildings with grades K-8.
 
 
 
Columbus City Schools follow the MyPlate dietary guidelines for student meal  planning.   
 
Eat a fruit or vegetable at every meal.  Make healthy food choices! 
  
For more information on the MyPlate guidelines, click on
Eat Right with MyPlate (in the red box).
 
Columbus City Schools provide over 63,000 school meals
per day.
 
Would a teacher like to have a taste testing session for students? 
To download a request form, click on the link in the red box (right side).  
 
 Wondering if a food or beverage sold to students during school meets the USDA Smart Snack in School Nutrition Standards? Click on the following
link to evaluate it:
  
                                               https://foodplanner.healthiergeneration.org/calculator 
 
   
      USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
 
 

 



 

 

 

Breakfast and
Lunch Menus


Click on the Food Allergies link above to read about the Columbus City Schools Food Allergy Policy and links to additional resources.
What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl
An interactive recipe tool from the United States Department of Agriculture at What'sCooking.gov is available to use.  Using this website, you can search for household recipes based on nutrition themes such as: 
  • eat more fruits and vegetables
  • eat more whole grains
  • go lean with protein
  • switch to fat-free or low fat dairy
  • reduce sodium
  • get more calcium
  • eat fewer empty calories
  • eat less saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol

In addition,  there are recipes that require no cooking or cooking by microwave, stove top or an oven.  Other features include recipe cost per serving, nutrition information, and cookbooks.   

 
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