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 contact Culinary Services.
Breakfast and lunch is served each day in all Seattle schools. You can view the menus online and filter by school.
Please Note: if viewing on a mobile device, the filtering options may not be available. We are currently working to resolve this issue ASAP.
Food Allergies and Special Diet Requests
USDA Child Nutrition Programs support access to healthy meals to all children, including children with disabilities who have special dietary needs. Under the law, a disability is an impairment which substantially limits a major life activity, which can include allergies and digestive conditions, but does not include personal diet preferences.
If your child requires a special diet consideration, please request a Dietary Prescription form via Let’s Talk.
The Request for Special Dietary Accommodations form can be found on the OSPI website in the section titled Special Dietary Needs and Food Allergy.
Please email completed forms to CulinaryServices@seattleschools.org.
The 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.