Food & Nutrition

Are there any foods that aren’t allowed at school?
Harvey Milk is a nut-free school.  In addition, seeds with shells, chips, cookies, sweets, and candy are not allowed. (Exceptions may be made by individual teachers for birthday celebrations and special occasions.)
What’s for breakfast?
Check out the SFUSD monthly menu. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 9:10-9:25am.  Breakfast is $1.50 (full price), $.75 (reduced), or free for those who qualify.
What’s for lunch?
Check out the SFUSD monthly menu. Lunch is $3 (full price), $1.50 (reduced), or free for those who qualify.
What if my child has special food needs or food allergies?
A vegetarian option is available every day for lunch (check out the SFUSD monthly menu), and students no longer have to preorder vegetarian meals.  If a student has food allergies, please note this on the emergency card and let the teachers and staff know.  Harvey Milk is also a nut-free school.
How can I get free/reduced breakfast and lunch for my child?
Apply online through the SFUSD website or submit the paper form that is handed out the first week of school.  Even if you qualified last year, a new application for 2017-18 must be submitted by September 15th to avoid accruing meal charges.  Free and reduced price meals are available for all children regardless of their citizenship status. A Social Security Number is not required.
Do I have to fill out the free/reduced lunch form if I know that I don’t qualify?
Yes! All families need to turn in the form, even if it’s just the word “decline.” It’s important to turn in the form even if you don’t qualify because it helps the school receive government money.
How do I pay for my child’s full-price or reduced lunches?
Sign up for online meal payments at  First-time registrants will need your student’s ID number without the “HO” prefix—which can be found in the assignment letter from SFUSD.  You may also pay by check (make check payable to Student Nutrition Services) and turn it into the office or to the cafeteria.
Are snacks provided?
Yes, usually during morning recess. Fresh fruit is provided daily through funds raised by the Parent Faculty Club.  Within a classroom, families also take turns bringing crackers, pretzels, etc. The After School Program also provides a free snack at around 3:45pm.
If my child brings her lunch, can she get help opening the containers, etc.?
Only minimal help is available – please send your child with lunch containers they can handle on their own.