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Food and Nutrition Services

"The heart of the school beats in the kitchen, where education, nutrition, and customer service unite to enhance and inspire our future leaders — our children."

Contact Information

Physical Address:
720 Rankin Rd. NE Albuquerque 87107 Map

Phone: (505) 345-5661

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In order to simplify students picking up their meals, we encourage parents to set up a secure online account to manage student meals at

Note: charges a $1.95 service fee for each payment transaction.

Our source for locally grown potatoes in February is the Navajo Agricultural Project Initiative (NAPI) located in the NW portion of our state (near Farmington, NM).  It is a large farm that has been supplying us with beans, corn, pumpkins and grains as well as potatoes for over 35 years.  Join us on February 13 for a tasty locally grown baked potato treat!  The next product from our local farmers will be RADISHES in April! 




APS Food and Nutrition Services provides healthy school breakfasts, lunches, and snacks to students. We provide nutrition education and work with children who have special nutrition needs.

The food service program, as an extension of the educational programs of the schools, is operated under the federally-funded National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act, and the National School Breakfast Act.


Some families may be eligible for assistance in paying for student meals.

Just by completing your meal eligibility program application, you and your school may be eligible for special programs and funding. The Online application is designed to work with Internet Explorer 6 or greater.

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Our vision is a partnership among students, staff, school, family, and the community in offering access to and providing attractively presented nutritious meals at the lowest possible price.


The goal of the department is to maintain high standards and accountability, while consistently exceeding the expectations of our families.


Good nutrition is key to a healthful life. Studies show that students who are well nourished have increased attendance, better grades, and are able to concentrate and perform at higher standards.

Food and Nutrition Services News


Welcome to Harvest of the month at Albuquerque Public Schools Food and Nutrition Department in cooperation with our local New Mexico farmers!

September 9, 2014

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74 of APS schools qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and will take effect school year 2014 – 2015. CEP allows school districts in high poverty areas to provide meals at no charge to all students in schools that qualify.

August 27, 2014

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39 of APS elementary schools and 2 middle schools are currently participating in the State of New Mexico BATB program. Under the most recent New Mexico breakfast law, all elementary schools with approved students for free/reduced price eligible of 85% or above is required to offer all students a reimbursable breakfast meal at no cost to them.

August 27, 2014

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