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Menus and About our Food

About Seattle Public Schools Menus and Food Selection

Our menus are planned to meet and often exceed USDA menu planning regulations for school meals and we are proactively working to incorporate the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for school meal programs.

We have new initiatives partnering with local farmers and local chefs to create recipes that appeal to students and utilize fresh seasonal (local) ingredients.

We welcome your feedback, menu and recipe suggestions. Please email:

School Menus

To check menu choices, contact your school.

While students still will be offered three meal options (one hot and two cold) daily, Culinary Services is unable to notify sites which hot options are available until the day of service. The district school breakfast and lunch menu document will be removed during this time.

Read more about how national shortages are changing school meals.

Food Allergies and Special Diet Requests

If your child requires a special diet consideration, please complete and send to or by Fax 206-252-0664:

The Diet Prescription form must be completed by a Licensed Physician when identifying a disability, or a Recognized Medical Authority (RMA) when identifying a non-disabling medical condition. For Diet Prescription purposes, a RMA includes a Licensed Physician, Doctor of Osteopathy, Licensed Physician’s Assistant, ARNP or Licensed Naturopathic Physician.

If you have further questions regarding food allergies please contact Culinary Services at 206-252-0675 or by email at