The TPS Food Service Department strives to provide nutritious and well-balanced meals for TPS students. Using the guidelines developed by the USDA, school menus are designed to meet the dietary and nutritional needs of all students. Separate breakfast and lunch menus are prepared for elementary school students and high school students.

To avoid being charged, parents/guardians are encourage to monitor and/or pay their child’s email account by sending cash or a check to the cafeteria manager.  It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to pay for or pack a child’s lunch when sending him/her to school.  However, the School Food Service Program recognizes there might be occasions when a parent/guardian forgets to do so and therefore, as a courtesy to families, the following charge policy is in place:

High School Students:

$1·         Up to three (3) meals are provided.

$1·         A la carte items cannot be charged.

$1·         Money remaining in a student’s account will carried forward to the next school year.

Additional Information:

$1·         Meal modifications are made for students with special diets that have a Special Diet Request form, signed by a physician, on file with the school cafeteria.

$1·         The “Free & Reduced Meal Program” is available for families experiencing financial difficulties.

Unpaid Charges:
to avoid unpaid charges, parents/guardians are encouraged to monitor and/or pay on their child’s meal account.  Schools recognize the importance of eating a healthy meal while at school, and have worked with their cafeteria manager on plan to remind parents when charges are near their limit.  Once the student nears his/her charging limit, the cafeteria manager, could provide any of the following reminders in an effort to help the student continue to receive school meals:

$1·         Student receives a verbal reminder

$1·         Parent/guardian receives a written not or letter via the student or by mail

Since it is not a wise fiscal practice for School Food Service to carry over unpaid charges from year to year, parents/guardians must be responsible an pay off their child’s account.  Any unpaid charges at the end of the school year remain the responsibility of the parent/guardian and will follow the student to the next year.

What’s For Lunch?

Now students and parents can view the district’s monthly menus in one of two ways. Parents can log on to Once you log on to the site:

  • Select Ohio under the state field.
  • Select Toledo City Schools for the school district option.
  • From there, you can then click on a particular school to find the menu options for both breakfast and lunch.

This site not only highlights the daily menu options at your student’s school, it also provides important nutritional and fitness information. 

Or, you can simply download the menus below: 

November - Breakfast
November - Elementary Lunch Menu
November - High School Lunch Menu
December - Breakfast
December - Elementary Lunch Menu
December - High School Lunch Menu
January - Breakfast
January - Elementary Lunch Menu
January - High School Lunch Menu

TPS School MenuAlong with the daily special, students have the option to purchase an array of Ala Carte items. The daily specials are highlighted on the monthly student menu.


Breakfast (Kdg.-8th Grade) - No Cost
Lunch (Kdg.-8th Grade) - No Cost

High School

Breakfast - $1.25 Reduced - 30 cents
Lunch - $2.50 Reduced - 40 cents

Menu Items

Recently, a group of parents and TPS staff members worked together to review and update the operations of the Food Service Program. As part of this group’s research and recommendations, several new items have been incorporated into the student menus, including:

Elementary Schools: Fresh fruit including grapes, sliced oranges and apples, vegetable sticks served with dressing, macaroni and cheese, tacos, tossed salads and a variety of healthy snacks.

High Schools: Walking tacos, pizza, sandwich wraps, salad bar, a baked potato bar and a variety of healthy snacks.

Special Note: Several years ago, TPS stopped using peanut products to prepare student meals, which included the discontinuation of using peanut oil to cook certain foods. This action was taken to reduce the possibility of a student with peanut allergies having an adverse reaction. All foods served to students contain no trans-fats.

Online Resources

The following websites provide useful information for both students and parents related to nutrition and exercise. These sites offer tips on a number of key topics, including eating a balanced diet, incorporating exercise into your daily routine, and much more.

Nutritional Analysis

TPS Nutritional Guide Complete 2013-2014
Milk Nutritional Information
Bread - Wheat Hamburger Bun
Bread - Wheat Hot Dog Bun
Bread - Whole Grain White Hamburger Bun
Bread - Whole Grain White Roll
Bread - Whole Grain White Mini Breadstick
Bread - Whole Grain White Pullman
Bread - Whole Grain White Slider D
Bread - Whole Grain White Sub Bun
Nutritional #1
Nutritional #2

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office ofAdjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Posted on September 11, 2014

2013 USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update - SPANISH

El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés “USDA”) prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).

Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, complete el USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866) 632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication,
1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a

Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español).

El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Posted on September 11, 2014