School Nutrition

  • Lunch

    Welcome to Cleveland City Schools-

    Nutrition Department where we are feeding bodies and nourishing minds.



    Served in your local School Cafeteria Milk

    Parent Letter & Meal Prices

    Parent Letter & Meal Prices - Spanish

    CEP Flyer

    Find more information regarding the Community Eligibility Provision which allows us to serve all of Cleveland City School students at no charge here:


    We are excited to have Smart Mouth Pizza as an addition to the CHS Grab-N-Go Menu.SM Pizza



    Elementary Spring Menu Cycle

    CMS Spring Menu Cycle

    CHS Spring Menu Cycle

    K-5 Breakfast Menu

    CMS Breakfast Menu

    CHS Grab-N-Go Menu 

    CHS Breakfast Menu

    Pre-K Breakfast Menu

    E L Ross Breakfast Menu

    Smart Snacks Menu


    CCS School Nutrition FOOD FOR THOUGHT!

    Parent/guardian go to and create and account for your student free of charge on a desktop or laptop computer. You can download the SchoolCafe app (apple/android devices). Either way you will be able to see menus and snack items that your student is purchasing, and for a nominal fee you can make payments to your student accounts. Visit this site or download the app and once your account is created start by making a deposit into your student's account! If you need help with SchoolCafe please call (855) 729-2328.


    School Cafe Payments

    Smart Snack Calculator

    Cleveland City Schools Wellness Policy

    Check our Wellness Policy Assessments for each school



    Food Safety Record


    Food Safety Record

    Cleveland City Child Nutrition is proud of our food safety record!


    GUIDE - School Nutrition Programs

    Student Meal Prices:

    Hot Meal Options for LunchYour school cafeteria offers a variety of meals to choose from at lunch:

    • Daily Veggie Bar
    • “Schoolable” – Yogurt & String Cheese or Ham/Turkey & Cheese with Crackers

    Even if your children bring their lunch and want to buy an entrée ex: slice of pizza (which costs $2.00) have them pick up two other items ex: fruit & milk, and their meal will be at no charge.

    The success of this program which will determine if it will be offered in future years, is dependent on the number of students eating breakfast & lunch (participation) in our schools. So please encourage your child to eat in the cafeteria.

    We will still be offering a variety of snacks for students to purchase. You may put money on their account for snack items and extra servings through PowerSchool. When funds are depleted from account, snack items cannot be charged. You can go to for 24/7 free access to your child’s account to see what they purchase and the balance of their account.

    Adult Meal Pricing:

    Breakfast Faculty/Staff $2.50*
    Lunch Faculty/Staff $3.75
    Breakfast Visitor $2.50
    Lunch Visitor $4.00
    Holiday Meal Visitor $5.00

    *(Another half cup of fruit has been added to breakfast for a total of 1 cup. Juice is served in ½ cup portions and either canned fruit in juice or fresh fruit is offered as the other ½ cup serving)


    Meal Charge Procedure


    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
    color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
    2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    PowerSchool is available to take pre-payments to meal accounts!

    Pre-Payment Options

    Please take advantage of the opportunity to pre-pay your child’s meal account to allow additional purchases to the school meal at no charge. Making a deposit helps our serving lines to move smoother and faster and your child does not have to look for cash that might get lost, stolen, or used for things other than cafeteria purchases. Online payments are an easy and safe way to make payments to your child’s meal account 24 hours a day at your convenience. Please note there is an additional charge of a.)$2.65 per $100 for deposits made with Debit / Credit Cards or b.) $1.00 per transaction, regardless of the amount  for each transaction made with Direct Debits (eChecks).

    Click here to learn how to make payments in PowerSchool:

    Click the link below for instructions:

    PowerSchool Payments

    Cleveland City School Nutrition offers another valuable service through SchoolCafe. Registering for a SchoolCafe account will give you FREE access to a number of benefits including purchase history and the opportunity to restrict snack purchases whether or not you choose to make a deposit transaction. A free service to all, provides access to what your child is purchasing so that you may help guide those decisions.


    Send Check or Cash

    You may choose to bring money personally or send it to school with your child for meals. Please use either a letter sized envelope that you may download and print from the link below OR envelopes that are available, at no charge, in the school cafeteria. It is very important that you use one of these envelopes so that we have the information necessary to ensure that your money is deposited correctly.

    Download and Print Pre-Formatted #10 Envelope for Deposits

    Pin Pad Worksheet

    This is a tool that teachers and parents alike can use to help their students with learning their lunch ID #’s. Pin Pad Worksheet


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