DC Public Schools

All students and staff will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test for the first day of school.
  Todos los estudiantes y el personal deberán presentar una prueba negativa de COVID-19 el primer día de clase.

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Food & Nutrition


Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) supports student health and achievement by ensuring that all DCPS students receive nutritious meals that support academic success. We believe in providing appetizing school meals made from fresh, locally produced ingredients, and we strive to engage the entire DC community in implementing programs that encourage healthy decision-making and promote sustainable practices. Meal services are provided by DC Central Kitchen, DCPSEats!, and SodexoMagic. 

DCPS participates in the following Child Nutrition Programs through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as administered by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE): National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, the Summer Food Service Program, and Seamless Summer Option.

DCPS Summer Food Service Program

Just because school ends doesn’t mean school meals do - FREE breakfast and lunch will be available to all children and youth 18 and younger across the city all summer long!

While DCPS is no longer able to offer meals to-go, students are welcome to stop by DCPS summer school sites where they can be served a meal to consume on-site.

Find DCPS summer meal locations, hours, and menus here


We believe everyone deserves to be heard. Please submit feedback, comments, or questions to Food and Nutrition Services.

Interested in speaking with one of our five Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) on staff, who are the leading experts in food and nutrition? Email us at AsktheRDN@k12.dc.gov. We look forward to connecting with you and your family!

Join the DCPS School Food Collaborative! The School Food Collaborative is a joint initiative of DCPS Food and Nutrition Services and DC Greens. Since the Spring of 2017, we have convened over 700 community stakeholders including parents, students, educators, and other invested community members and organizations in order to collect feedback and input on the state of school meals. If you are interested in receiving the DCPS School Food Collaborative quarterly newsletter, sign up here


DCPS Food and Nutrition Service Contact Information

Food and Nutrition Services Department
(202) 299-2159
Robert Jaber
Executive Director

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