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Forest Hills School District is now using an interactive online menu system called My School Menu for the 2023-2024 school year. This option allows families to see a detailed breakdown for each menu item, including nutrition details, ingredient lists, allergy information and a picture of the food.

Click here to find school-specific menus for all FHSD buildings.

Meal Prices

To determine if you qualify for free or reduced-price meals, you must complete the application every year after July 1. The application can be accessed at PaySchools Central. Families are able to make online lunch payments at the same site.

Meal prices are as follows:

Breakfast: $1.75
Lunch: $2.50/$2.75 (Specialty Pizzas)

Breakfast: $1.75
Lunch: $2.75/$4.00 (Specialty Meals)

Reduced Priced
Breakfast: $0.30
Lunch: $0.40
The State of Ohio will cover the cost of reduced-price meals for eligible students during the 2023-2024 school year.

Important Notice for Paying by Cash/Check

Food Service/Cafeteria payments by cash or check need to be dropped off at one of the school offices. The check will need to be made out to the School Name + Food Service or Cafeteria. The cash/check will need to include the child's name (first and last) as well as their student ID number. If there are to be multiple students for one check they will need to indicate each student's name and student ID number with the amount for each student's account.

Food Service/Cafeteria checks need to be written separately from class fees or any other fees as they are deposited into different accounts. Information about online payment options can be found here.

Food Services Department

The Forest Hills Food Service Department operates kitchens in all nine schools to prepare fresh, nutritious meals for students. The department strives to promote healthy eating habits among students by incorporating whole grains, low-fat dairy options, fresh produce and low sodium products in every meal at an affordable price. 

The Food Services staff across FHSD has a strong history of earning Clean Kitchen Awards from the Hamilton County Public Health Department. The awards honor food service facilities, including restaurants, hospitals, grocery stores, eateries and schools, for outstanding efforts in sanitation and safety education. The honor reflects Forest Hills’ commitment to excellence, where cafeterias district-wide serve lunch to approximately 2,700 students each day.

Forest Hills’ Food Services is self-sufficient, meaning no local tax dollars fund the department and supplies and salaries are paid through school meal purchases and federal reimbursement from the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.

Questions? Contact Us!

Tia Straus, Food Service Director
(513) 231-3215

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA's website, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,1400 Independence Avenue, SW,Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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