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The FoodService Team provides nutritious meals to support the health and education of our students.

IPS participates in several USDA Child Nutrition Programs, including: National School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, Child & Adult Care Food Program, Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program and the After School Snack Program.

Breakfast and lunch are served at no charge to all IPS students under the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). CEP pertains to meals and not other educational benefits.

Details about what makes up a reimbursable breakfast and lunch can be found here.

FoodService Resources

Pre-K Meal Menu

Printable Breakfast and Lunch Menu B

  • This menu is offered to elementary schools.

Printable Breakfast and Lunch Menu C

  • This menus is offered to students attending Harshman, Longfellow, Arlington and Northwest middle schools.

Printable Breakfast and Lunch Menu D

  • This menu is offered to students attending Simon Youth Academy, the Newcomers Program, Thrival Academy and Positive Support Academy.

Printable Breakfast and Lunch Menu High School Week 1

  • This menu is offered to students attending Graduation Academy, Arsenal Tech, Crispus Attucks, Shortridge and George Washington high schools.
  • This menu is served the weeks of:  7/31, 8/14, 8/28, 9/11, 9/25, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4, 12/18, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/11, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13

Printable Breakfast and Lunch Menu High School Week 2

  • This menu is offered to students attending Graduation Academy, Arsenal Tech, Crispus Attucks, Shortridge and George Washington high schools.
  • This menu is served the weeks of:  8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/23, 11/6, 11/27, 12/11, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/4, 3/18, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20

USDA Programs

  • National School Breakfast Program
  • National School Lunch Program
  • Child & Adult Care Food Program
  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

Department Initiatives

  • Food Recovery Program
  • The Bus Stop Cafe
  • Local Food Sourcing

Modified meals may be requested for students with food allergies, intolerances or other medically-necessary dietary needs such as texture modifications related to swallowing or chewing difficulties.

In order to best serve our students with specialized dietary needs, an Annual Modified Meal Request Form must be completed each school year. The completed Annual Modified Meal Request form will not be carried over from year to year. The parent or guardian is required to submit a new form signed by the student’s physician or medical authority. Recognized medical authorities include physicians, physician assistants, or nurse practitioners. Completed forms should be faxed to 317-226-4677 and will be processed in the order in which they are received. Once processed, the IPS Foodservice Dietitian will contact the parent or guardian with the details of the student’s accommodations, as well as the date those accommodations will begin.

Modified meals cannot be provided to accommodate religious preferences, personal diet modifications or food dislikes; however, our menu variety allows students to select items that meet their dietary preferences. Parents or guardians are encouraged to plan ahead with their students using the IPS Foodservice menus. Additional questions can be directed to an IPS Foodservice Registered Dietitian by calling 317-226-4772.

Modified Meal Request Form and Instructions

The Board of School Commissioners of the Indianapolis Public Schools supports the health and well-being of the school corporation’s students by promoting nutrition and physical activity at all grade levels.

In accordance with federal law, it is the policy of the Board to provide students access to healthy foods and beverages, provide opportunities for developmentally appropriate physical activity and require that all meals served by the school corporation meet or exceed the federal nutritional guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A Coordinated School Health Advisory Council will be formed and maintained to oversee these activities.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.