Refresh Meals

We are leveraging funding and construction to move towards more freshly prepared food in the district. At our middle and high schools, we're upgrading equipment and training staff to prepare more meals in-house. As facilities are upgraded to prepare and serve fresh food, our procurement practices can improve as well. 

Our Refresh menu is developed through student taste tests, prepared fresh in each school’s kitchen, and packaged on site for students to take to go. We strive to source local and sustainable products whenever possible, including California-grown produce and products from local small businesses, such as Mindful Meats in Marin, CA and Bon Ami Baking Company in Pittsburgh, CA.

Meals, ingredients, and vendor partnerships are in alignment with the five core values of the Good Food Purchasing Program: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, animal welfare, and nutrition. Learn more about our goal to nourish our students with good food.

Heat and Serve Meals

SFUSD partners with Revolution Foods to provide meals to schools with limited kitchen facilities. Revolution Foods sources high-quality ingredients and all meals are free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, MSG, benzoates, bromates, sulfites, hydrogenated fat, BHA, BHT, TBHQ and sodium nitrites/nitrates. These meals meet or exceed SFUSD Nutrition Guidelines, which are among the highest standards in the country for school meals. The meals are packaged in their San Lorenzo, CA facility, refrigerated, and delivered to schools daily.

Revolution Foods conducts taste tests with SFUSD students when crafting new recipes and introducing new menu items to gather feedback on the meals. All meals must receive a high rating to be added to and remain on the menu. Questions about our partnership with Revolution Foods? Contact us.

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Meals come with a variety of seasonal fruit and fresh vegetables. We strive to source local and sustainable products whenever possible. Recently, we've served California-grown peaches, plums, melons, and organic strawberries! 


Meals come with a choice of 1% or fat-free milk. Milk substitutions are available.

More Ways to Access Meals

We’re piloting additional ways for students to get a healthy lunch at school, such as outdoor service and grab and go carts with fresh meals. 

For more information on lunch at SFUSD, email or call 415-340-1716.

This page was last updated on June 13, 2022