School lunch menus, and school lunch price information.
Studies show that students who are eat balanced meals have increased attendance, better grades and are able to concentrate and perform at higher standards.
School nutrition professionals are committed to providing safe and nutritious meals to all children.
View School Menus and prices from Food and Nutrition Services.
Check it out! You're welcome to visit your child's cafeteria, try a lunch, and talk to their school food service director about the nutritional profile of foods served.
Paying for Meals
In order to simplify students picking up their meals, we encourage parents to set up a secure online account to manage student meals:
- MySchoolBucks.com (there is a convenience charge of $1.95 per transaction)
Meals can also be purchased in the cafeteria with:
- Money order
More than half of the families in Albuquerque Public Schools qualify for free or reduced-price school meals through the Free/reduced Lunch Program (FRLP).
Only one application needs to be filled out for each family.
Qualifying for Free Meals
If any of the following conditions apply to your student, they will most likely qualify for free meals:
- If the student lives in a household that falls within the income limits for free meals (see application)
- If the student lives in a household enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- If the student lives in a household enrolled in Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
- If the student is a foster child (regardless of household income)
Contact at (505) 345-5661 with any questions you might have about your free or reduced lunch application.
Additional Benefits of the Program
Under the meal eligibility program, schools can receive Title 1 funding that can be used for:
- Library materials
- School supplies
- Field trips
- Tutoring programs
- Software purchases
In addition to providing free or reduced-price meals for students, qualifying for the national program offers other benefits to families and schools.
By filling out the application, you might become eligible to receive:
- Summer school tuition discount (up to 75%)
- UNM College of Fine Arts) tuition discount (contact the
- Explora Museum Summer Camp tuition discount
- Discounted rates at City of Albuquerque
- Discounts when spaying and neutering cats and dogs