Pittsburgh Public Schools Food Service

Pittsburgh Public Schools' cafeterias are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced to provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. 

School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size.  Starting in 2012-2013, school lunches are meeting additional standards requiring:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
  • More whole grains
  • Less sodium

We’re always working to offer Pittsburgh Public Schools students healthier and tastier choices. In addition, plans are being made to pilot the following programs in schools:

  • Fuel Up to Play 60
  • Power Up, Eat Right
  • Chef Partnerships
  • Nutrition Advisory Councils

Meal Prices

  • Breakfast
    • All schools offer free breakfast
  • Lunch
    • Reduced Price Lunch $.40
    • Elementary Meal Program Schools (satellite from the Food Service Center) $1.25
    • New K-8 Menu Schools, Middle and High Schools  $1.50
    • Lunch at the following schools is free:
      • Pittsburgh King K-8
      • Pittsburgh Allegheny 6-8
      • Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8
      • Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12
      • Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8

We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria.