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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, DCPS Self-op, 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, Afterschool Snack Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, the Summer Food Service Program, and Seamless Summer Option.

NEW in SY 23-24: 

Starting, October 10, 2023, the current meal payments portal, MySchoolBucks, will be replaced by a new meal payment solution DCPS Food and Nutrition Services awarded a contract to a new operational platform, which will affect the payment system for families. This is to enhance our current process by streamlining and making it more efficient for school communities.  

Existing MySchoolBucks users and staff/adult meal account holders must register for a LINQ Connect account . It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3: