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School Menus and Prices

School lunch menus, and school lunch price information.

Albuquerque Public Schools provides healthy school breakfasts, lunches, and snacks to students. 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.

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School Meal and Menu Information

School Meals

  • Every meal includes one of the following varieties of milk: 1% white, fat free strawberry, fat free chocolate, or skim.
  • Each breakfast entree includes juice, fruit, and milk. Cereal and toast are available as a choice.
  • Menu items containing pork are denoted with the "pig" icon. Pepperoni Pizza contains pork.
  • Every item on the menu includes Allergy, Nutrition, and Ingredient information. 
  • Lunch entrees in bold and parentheses ( ) are alternative entree options for the day, and may be substituted for the main entree at some school locations.
  • The menu is subject to change and demand may affect availability.

Food Allergies

For students with food allergies, the menu lists the most common food allergens contained in products served in APS meals. Common food items include:

  • Dairy, Milk, Eggs, Fish
  • Peanut, Soy, Tree Nuts
  • Wheat/Gluten. Red chile is treated as a Wheat/Gluten.

School Menus

Our lunch and breakfast menus now are listed by school on the YumYummi Menu website. The menu includes pictures of menu items, and information on allergens, nutrients, ingredients, and carbohydrates count. You can choose menus by day, week or month. 

YumYummi is also available on Apple and Android devices. The menu is subject to change and demand may affect availability. 

YumYummi Support

If you are having difficulty accessing school menus on YumYummi, contact Food and Nutrition Services by phone at 505-345-5661, ext. 38233.

Meal Prices, How to Pay, Meal Charging Policy

Meal Prices

Elementary School Prices
MealRegular PricesReduced PricesAdult Prices
Breakfast $1.25 $0.30 $2.35
Lunch $2.00 $0.40 $3.70
Milk $0.40 $0.40 $0.40
Middle and High School Prices
MealRegular PricesReduced PricesAdult Prices
Breakfast $1.25 $0.30 $2.35
Lunch $2.25 $0.40 $3.70
Milk $0.40 $0.40 $0.40

How to Pay for Meals

Meals can be purchased in the school cafeteria with cash, check, or money order or online through MySchoolBucks.

MySchoolBucks

In order to simplify students picking up their meals, we encourage parents to set up a secure online account to manage student meals through MySchoolBucks. MySchoolBucks charges a $2.49 service fee for each payment transaction.

Refunds

Complete the Student Lunch Refund Form including the W-9 Section on the Refund Form. The parent/guardian name and address on both parts of the form must match. Make sure to sign the W-9. The W-9 is for setting you up in the financial system to issue the refund. Please allow 3-4 weeks for your refund to be processed. Return the form in one of the following ways:

  • Email: veronica.duran@aps.edu
  • Postal Mail: APS Food & Nutrition Services, 800 Louisiana NE Albuquerque, NM 87108, Attn: Veronica Duran
  • Fax: (505) 345-1088, Attn: Veronica Duran

MySchoolBucks Support

For help with MySchoolBucks, visit the MySchoolBucks FAQ webpage, or contact Parent Support by phone at 855-832-5226.

Meal Charging Policy

Students receive one meal at their normal status. This can be paid at the regular price rate, reduced at the USDA set price for the meal, or free for those who qualify for free meals. Any additional meal or food must be paid for at the à la carte price.

Charges for Additional Food

  • A student that receives free lunches receives their first meal free. If the student wanted an extra milk, they would pay $.40 for the milk. 
  • A student that pays for lunch wants an extra meal. The student would receive the first meal at $2, but would need to pay the à la carte price for second meal.
Charging Limit for Meals
School TypeCharging Limit
Elementary School 10 Meals
Middle School 5 Meals
High School 2 Meals

For more information read the Meal Charging Policy Statement.

Free and Reduced Meals

Under the U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, your student may be eligible for free or reduced meals and other APS programs. 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). 

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 is a foster child (regardless of household income)
  • If the student lives in a household that is any of the following:
    • within the income limits for free meals (see application)
    • enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • enrolled in Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

How to Apply

Apply online by filling out the Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application. A new application must be filled out every school year.

  • Applications are accepted anytime during the year.
  • Only one application needs to be filled out for each family.
  • All information on your application is confidential.

How do I find the status of my meal application?

Check your student's application status online using your student's ID number. If you do not know your student's ID number you may enter the date of birth, first name, and last name as they appear on your student's school registration.

Contact APS Food and Nutrition Services at (505) 345-5661 with any questions you might have about your free or reduced lunch application.

Additional Benefits

Just by completing your meal eligibility program application, you and your school may be eligible for special programs and funding. By filling out the application, you might become eligible to receive:

Under the meal eligibility program, schools can receive Title 1 funding that can be used for library materials, school supplies, field trips, tutoring programs, or software purchases.

Did you know?

Studies show that students who 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.