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Food and Nutrition Services

Welcome to Food and Nutrition Services!
The chefs and Food Service staff at Cambridge Public Schools work hard to serve students delicious food for thought!

Each of our schools is equipped for on-site preparation and cooking allowing us the flexibility to develop unique recipes from scratch to reflect the taste preferences of our student community. We offer a variety of fresh, nutritious, and enticing breakfast and lunch offerings at an affordable rate. With more than 60 dedicated nutrition professionals throughout the district we are eager to answer any questions you may have to ensure your student is well nourished and ready to learn.

Does your student have an allergy or dietary restriction? 

Please notify the school and contact the Food and Nutrition office at 617.349.6858. We can review accommodations that can be made as well as place an alert in our point of sale system that prompts staff to ensure the food your student has selected is free of possible irritants. Access information about types of dietary medical issues >>

Prices 2019 - 2020

Elementary Schools High School

Standard Reduced Standard Reduced
Breakfast Free Free
Lunch $2.85 Free
$3 Free
Milk $.50

*A free meal is complete with at least three food categories identified by the USDA (Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, Meat/Meat Alternative, and Dairy), and one fruit or vegetable selected.
**For food allergies, religious dietary restrictions, and limitations on specific foods, please call the Food & Nutrition Services office.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Meal Applications are mailed out directly from the Food & Nutrition Office the last few weeks of August. We also have the application available HERE if you would like to print from home or apply online. Note: See instructions and FAQs in Highlights section at top right of this page.

Families with newly enrolled students are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible to ensure any earned benefits start at the beginning of school. Any meals consumed without an active approved application on file will be charged at the full standard rate. (*Please Note: If your student is approved for free or reduced price benefits AFTER meals have been consumed and charged to their account the benefit is not retroactive and all past charges will be owed).

If your income changes during the school year and you feel you may be newly eligible for free or reduced priced meals submit an application directly to the food service office at 158 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA 02141.

Pay for your child's meals online with a credit card at!

The Food and Nutrition Services Department is located at:
Kennedy-Longfellow School
158 Spring Street

Cambridge, MA 02141

Fax: 617.349.6861

Mellissa Honeywood, Director