Nutrition & School Meals

Student Nutrition Services

  • Student Nutrition Services (SNS) is committed to providing students the equitable support they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond, by keeping them nourished along the way.
  • During the 2021-2022 school year, Federal waivers have made it possible for us to provide no cost school meals for all students enrolled in SFUSD. Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, thanks to the new California Universal Meals Program we will continue to serve free meals to all students
  • Save time and money by having your children take advantage of free school meals! Their participation keeps Federal funds here in San Francisco and supports the meal program to improve and expand.
  • See your school’s bell schedule for meal service times.
  • Learn more about our meal programs and initiatives at sfusd.edu/nutrition

Free Summer Meals for All Youth

The Summer Meal Program offers free meals to youth 18 years or younger throughout the summer at select schools. This page will be updated with 2022 Summer Meal Program information when available. 

Breakfast

  • Every day we offer a nutritionally balanced breakfast, including fresh fruit and optional milk.
  • With the exception of our schools with Breakfast in the Classroom, regular breakfast service resumed on the first day of the 2021-2022 school year. Breakfast is typically served 20-30 minutes before the first morning bell.
  • We work directly with schools to set up Breakfast in the Classroom and other Breakfast After the Bell programs that are supportive, safe, and operationally sustainable.

Lunch

  • Every day we offer a choice of nutritionally balanced entrees, with whole fruit, vegetable sides, and optional milk. To receive a free lunch, remember to pick a fruit or vegetable for maximum nutrition! Even if you bring lunch from home, grab a free milk, fruit and vegetable to round out your plate!
  • No pre-enrollment is required to receive a free lunch, just visit the cafeteria!
  • Because all meals are free, SNS is moving away from accepting cash at many schools. If you would like to purchase individual items without the complete meal (such as milk or whole fruit), we ask that Parents/Guardians first set up an account at SchoolCafe.com using these instructions.
  • The following schools serve our Refresh menu, where meals are prepared in-house: 
    • A.P. Giannini Middle, Aptos Middle, Everett Middle, Presidio Middle, Thurgood Marshall High, Willie Brown Middle serve 100% from the Refresh menu.
    • Balboa High, Burton High, City Arts and Tech High, Denman Middle, Galileo High, Herbert Hoover Middle, James Lick Middle, June Jordan High, Lincoln High, Lowell High, Mission High, ML King Middle, Washington High serve a combination of the Refresh menu and meals from Revolution Foods.
    • Early Education Schools (on independent campuses), Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and The Academy at McAteer serve meals prepared at the McAteer Culinary Center.
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Snack

  • During the 2021-2022 school year, a free snack is available at the following schools:
    • The Academy - SF @ McAteer, Aptos Middle, Balboa High, Bessie Carmichael, Bret Harte Elementary, Bryant Elementary, Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, Burton High, Dr. G.W. Carver Elementary, Cesar Chavez Elementary, Dr. Charles Drew Elementary, City Arts and Tech High, Civic Center Secondary, Cleveland Elementary, Cobb Elementary, Denman Middle, Dolores Huerta Elementary, Downtown High, Edwin and Anita Lee Newcomer School, El Dorado Elementary, ER Taylor Elementary, Everett Middle, Francisco Middle, Flynn Elementary, Galileo High, Gordon Lau Elementary, Guadalupe Elementary, Herbert Hoover Middle, Hillcrest Elementary, Hilltop High, Ida B. Wells High, Independence High, James Lick Middle, Jean Parker Elementary, John Muir Elementary, John Y. Chin Elementary, John O’Connell High, J. Serra Elementary, June Jordan High, KIPP Bayview Elementary, Lakeshore Alternative Elementary, Leadership High, Lincoln High, Longfellow Elementary, Marina Middle, Malcolm X Elementary, Marshall Elementary, McAuley Adolescent Center, Mission High, Mission Education Center, ML King Middle, Monroe Elementary, Moscone Elementary, Paul Revere, Redding Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, Sanchez Elementary, SF International High, Sheridan Elementary, Spring Valley Elementary, Sutro Elementary, Tenderloin Elementary, Thurgood Marshall High, Ulloa Elementary, Visitacion Valley Elementary, Visitacion Valley Middle, Wallenberg High, Willie Brown Middle.

Supper

  • The supper menu offers a balanced meal to students enrolled in an after school program. We provide free supper to after school programs at the following schools for the 2021-2022 school year:
    • The Academy - SF @ McAteer, Alamo Elementary, Alice Fong Yu Alternative, Alvarado Elementary, A.P. Giannini Middle, Aptos Middle, Balboa High, Argonne Elementary, Bessie Carmichael, Bret Harte Elementary, Bryant Elementary, Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, Burton High, Dr. G.W. Carver Elementary, Cesar Chavez Elementary, Dr. Charles Drew Elementary, Chinese Immersion School, Claire Lilienthal Alternative (Scott Campus), Cleveland Elementary, Cobb Elementary, Commodore Sloat Elementary, Daniel Webster Elementary, Denman Middle, Dianne Feinstein Elementary, Dolores Huerta Elementary, Edwin and Anita Lee Newcomer School, El Dorado Elementary, ER Taylor Elementary, Everett Middle, Francis Scott Key Elementary, Francisco Middle, Frank McCoppin Elementary, Flynn Elementary, Galileo High, Garfield Elementary, George Peabody Elementary, Glen Park Elementary, Gordon Lau Elementary, Grattan Elementary, Guadalupe Elementary, Harvey Milk Elementary, Herbert Hoover Middle, Hillcrest Elementary, Ida B. Wells High, James Lick Middle, Jean Parker Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, John Muir Elementary, John Y. Chin Elementary, John O’Connell High, Jose Ortega Elementary, J. Serra Elementary, June Jordan High, Lafayette Elementary, Lakeshore Alternative Elementary, Lawton Alternative K-8, Lincoln High, Longfellow Elementary, Marina Middle, Malcolm X Elementary, Marshall Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Miraloma Elementary, Mission High, Mission Education Center, ML King Middle, Monroe Elementary, Moscone Elementary, New School SF, Paul Revere, Presidio Middle, Redding Elementary, Roosevelt Middle, Rosa Parks Elementary, Sanchez Elementary, SF Community, SF International High, SF Montessori, Sheridan Elementary, Sherman Elementary, Spring Valley Elementary, Starr King Elementary, Stevenson Elementary, Sunnyside Elementary, Sunset Elementary, Sutro Elementary, Tenderloin Elementary, Thurgood Marshall High, Ulloa Elementary, Visitacion Valley Elementary, Visitacion Valley Middle, Wallenberg High, Washington High, West Portal Elementary, Willie Brown Middle, Yick Wo Elementary.

Field Trip Meals

We can provide bagged lunches for field trips. School staff should visit the Field Trip Transportation Services webpage for more information on how to request field trip meals for students. 

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This page was last updated on May 3, 2022