School Year 2023-2024
The New York City Department of Education offers free breakfast, lunch and afterschool meals to all NYC public school students during the school year.
Learn about how to receive food benefits to children who miss school meals due to pandemic-related school closures.
Get monthly menus for your child so you can see what's for breakfast, lunch, after school and more.
We offer a variety of food service programs to students throughout the school day. See below for information on special programs, besides regular meals.
Competitive Snack and Beverage Standards
Effective February 2010, only foods and beverages that meet the New York City Department of Education Office of Food and Nutrition Services guidelines may be offered for sale during school hours. The Office of Food and Nutrition Services list will not include items prohibited by federal and/or New York State law.
Information on Office of Food and Nutrition Services-approved snack products, ingredients, portion sizes, and other information is available on the NYC DOE Snack and Beverage Vending Service(Open external link) webpage.