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Welcome to the Food Services Department

All our 2022-2023 menus can be viewed at:

Food is a big part of everyone’s well-being, and students need a place to eat where they can connect with others, recharge, and enjoy a sense of happiness in their school. That’s why we serve food kids love to eat and create programs that encourage fun and discovery. Most importantly, we believe that happy cafeterias start with our people. So, we empower them to go above and beyond to bring their personal “extra” for even more creativity and joy at mealtime. Our goal every day is to make sure that students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than when they came in.

Locally in Lynn we serve meals to over 16,000 students in 26 cafeterias. We do more than feed hungry students at Lynn Public Schools. We improve how students eat by preparing fresh, delicious and nutritious meals they love! We engage students and all their senses through the creation of new and fresh dining experiences that improve their school day. Our wide variety of menu items, programs and initiatives nourish student’s bodies, minds and spirits.


Important Announcement for the 2022-2023 School Year

Dear Parent or Guardian:
We are pleased to inform you that Lynn Public Schools will be continuing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) while participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for School Year 2022-23.

What does this mean for you and your children who attend any Lynn Public School?
Great news! All enrolled students are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge to your household each day of the 2022-23 school year. Your child (ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

This means each student is eligible for ONE complete breakfast meal and ONE complete lunch meal at NO CHARGE.

If your child wants to purchase a second entrée, a juice, milk or other ala carte items they will need to have money on their account or pay with cash. There will be no charging on accounts allowed for these items going forward.

Food Service Department



Civil Rights Statement (English and Spanish)

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario.

Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:
(1) Correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
     Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
     1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3) Correo electrónico:

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.


Food Service Department Information

Food Service Department Information
Phone (781) 477-7220
Office Location Room 119
Address 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905
Food Service Personnel
Kevin Richardson Senior Director of Dining Services
(781) 477-7220 extension 3227
Laurie Bogart Cafeteria Supervisor
(781) 477-7220 extension 3583
Yvelis Flores Assistant Director of Dining Services
(781) 477-7220 extension 2775
Casey Trainor Assistant Director of Dining Services
  (781) 477-7220 extension 6895
Leah MacFarlane Resident Dietitian
(781) 477-7220 extension 3236

Meals and Distribution

All Our 2022/2033 Menus Can Be Viewed At:

Menus and Nutrition Facts at Your Fingertips with the Nutrislice App
Menus can be found on the Lynn Public School website under Food Service Department or the Nutrislice app. Through Nutrislice, an innovative app, students, parents and faculty have access to school menus, including nutrition information, allergens and photos, available on desktop and mobile devices.

Everyone is encouraged to download the free Nutrislice App from the App store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and search for your menus or find them on the web at A picture containing diagram  Description automatically generated
Feeding our students high quality meals that are nutritious and delicious is our top priority. Chartwells' menus are built to support the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and use recipes that taste great and are lower in fat, saturated fat, trans fats, cholesterol and sodium. Our menus also provide whole grains, fruits, vegetables and appropriate portion sizes for all age groups. We analyze our recipes for nutrient content and food values using a food-base menu planning and analysis program that complies with child nutrition guidelines for the National School Breakfast & Lunch programs.

You will see some changes with our school menus and as your student dines in their school cafeteria, they will experience the new USDA requirements. There are five food groups to select foods from: fruits, vegetables, protein, bread grains, and milk. To make a complete meal, one vital change is the requirement for a student to select at least ½ cup of fruit or vegetable. Student meals must contain at least a selection of 3 of the 5 food groups with one being the fruit and/or vegetable selection. If no fruit or vegetable is selected, the student will pay the individual item prices for foods instead of the complete meal price.

Looking for Extra Income for 2 Hours a Day?

The Lynn Public Schools Food Service Department is looking for candidates to apply to be Lunch Aide Substitutes in our Elementary Schools. Some daily duties will include helping students with their lunches, taking meal counts, monitoring children at lunchtime/recess and cleaning.

If you have a child(ren) in certain Elementary Schools, you can request to sub just for that school if you would like. Availability for all Elementary Schools is encouraged. Once approved, your name will be added to a call list and if an Aide is out, you will receive a call to see if you can fill in for that day.

All interested applicants must apply at the Lynn Schools Personnel Office located in the Administration Building at 100 Bennett St.
Snow Days or School Closings
Please note, if school is canceled the canceled lunch will typically be served the next school day.

This institution is an equal opportunity employer.

"LPS Food Services Newsletter" Monthly Newsletter and Archive
Our 2022/2023 School Year Newsletters
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
Our Newsletter Archive By School Year
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December October November December March
November November December January April
October January January March May
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Nutrition Information

Programs and Events
Our team wants to share with you some of the events and activities we’ve completed or have planned within the community. If you or an organization is interested in collaborating, please reach out to Leah MacFarlane

Mood Boost Tastings
In each elementary school’s cafeteria, we will have a tasting experience for all the students at lunch time. This tasting will include a Harvest of the Month featured fruit or vegetable, with a recipe card to go home with. The goal of Mood Boost is to help students understand the connection between emotional health and fueling your body with nutritious foods. A variety of foods are highlighted with a variety of emotions including; happy, alert, smart, confident, strong, and calm. We can’t wait to see your students throughout the year!

Here are at home lessons that coincide with our teachings: Mood Boost 

Student Choice
In this program, secondary schools get the opportunity to have a voice in what ends up on the lunch line! Students get to sample meals from a variety of different concepts such as… Flame; flavors that elevate your burger, Bok Choy; Asian flavors inspired by chef Jet Tila, and Made to Melt; cheesy casual comfort cuisine. This event will first occur on October 20th and 21st at English High School. Stay tuned throughout the year for this program or similar at your school!

Harvest of the Month
We would like to highlight the Harvest of the Month initiative created by Massachusetts Farm to School. Seasonable shopping is helpful to the environment and our farmers. Learn more about the program using this link. Mass Farm to School- Harvest of the Month

Look at our menus to see when our Harvest of the Month food is featured in your school!

“Harvest of the Month is a great opportunity to celebrate local abundance, experiment with new foods and recipes, and get some positive recognition for your school district and/or school. The program’s goal is to encourage healthy food choices by increasing students’ exposure to seasonal foods while also supporting local farmers and building excitement about school meals.’”

In Your Community
Utilize the links below to access resources specific to the Lynn Community. These links are your local guide towards increased food access, sustainability on your farms, and health and wellness opportunities.

Food Pantries in Lynn
The Food Project
Lynn CHC Mobile Markets
School Based Health Centers
Lynn CHC Community Resources
Lynn Parks and Recreation

Recipe of the Month
Check back each month to access our Recipe of The Month. These recipes come from the USDA MyPlate Kitchen, and feature our Harvest of The Month Food.
For nutrition information on all recipes visit and search for the recipe.

Our Recipe of the Month!
May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
Click the recipe above for English and Spanish

Nutrition Tips

Holiday 2022 Tips!
Tips For A Balanced Holiday Season

Here you will find resources to healthy eating monthly!
Hydration for Kids
Understanding the New Nutrition Facts Label  
Creative Ways to Stay Hydrated  
Healthy Eating Research-CDC


Additional Resources
  Discovery Kitchen!
  Parent Resources about School Meals
  About the National School Lunch Program
  My Plate
  USDA Team Nutrition Spanish Resources
  USDA Team Nutrition Parent Resource
  Kids Eat Right
Lynn Public Schools Wellness Policy
  Download Our Wellness Policy

Meal Prices and Meal Applications - Elementary, Middle and High Schools

2022/2023 School Year - Meal Prices

The Lynn Public Schools has implemented the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). With this provision, each student enrolled in a Lynn District school is eligible for ONE complete breakfast and lunch daily at NO COST.

Anything above and beyond a complete meal (second meal, second milk etc) will need to be paid for with cash or money on account. There will be ZERO charging allowed. Please keep in mind that a milk by itself is not allowed in the CEP provision and will also need to be paid for.

First Meal: No Cost Second Meal: $1.55 Milk: $0.45 Adult: $3.50

Meal Payment Options

Students have the opportunity to pre-pay for the second meals and ala carte items they purchase from our cafeterias.

The "MyPaymentsPlus" program is linked directly to our school’s student information system for real-time balances and invoices, and eliminating the need to call or visit your school in search of information.

Simply create a free MyPaymentsPlus account to get started today.


Summer Eats 2022 - Find Free Meals Near You!

Posted by Lynn Public Schools on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Download Our "Summer Eats" flyer in English and Spanish


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