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Nutrition Services

The Department of Nutrition Services supports academic achievement by providing students with high quality, nutritious meals, with an emphasis on exceptional customer service and financial responsibility.

Active Apple logoPrograms we offer:

  • Breakfast in the Cafeteria
  • Breakfast in the Classroom
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Head Start Meals
  • After-School Snacks
  • Summer Meals

Community Impact

During the 2016-17 school year, the department served a total of:

  • 9.8 million lunches
  • 6.6 million breakfasts
  • 0.6 million dinners
  • 0.5 after-school snacks
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Students enjoy free, healthy meals

All students eat for FREE in Milwaukee Public Schools, thanks to the community eligibility provision!

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Locally sourced food

Milwaukee Public Schools provides our students with healthy, local, and fresh food. We strive to teach our students a way of eating that promotes well-being for the individual, community, and the earth.

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Get involved

Parents, grandparents and guardians are welcome to participate in school-meal programs by joining children at breakfast and/or lunch.

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Jobs in School Nutrition

Learn more about a great part-time job working with kids!

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MPS provides meals for those with special dietary needs and religious restrictions.

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We want to hear from you!

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us today!

Phone: 414-475-8370


Nutrition Services Director:
Tina Barkstrom
Registered Dietitian

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