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Food Service

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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.

View menus for each FHSD building. 

Meal Prices

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.

To determine if you qualify, complete the free or reduced-price meals application on PaySchools Central every year after July 1.

Pay for School Lunches

Pay for school lunches electronically. 

How to Pay by Cash or Check

Checks to pay for school lunches must be written separately from class fees or any other fees, as they are deposited into different accounts. 

Checks must be made out to the School Name + Food Service or Cafeteria. It must also include the child’s first and last names and student ID number. If there are multiple students on one check, please indicate each student’s name and student ID number as well as the corresponding amount for each student’s account. Cash payments should include the same information in a note.

Please drop off cash or check payments at the school’s office. 

Food Services Department

The Forest Hills School District Food Service Department operates kitchens in all nine schools, serving lunch to approximately 2,700 students every day. The department strives to promote healthy eating habits by preparing fresh, nutritious and affordable meals that incorporate:

  • Whole grains
  • Low-fat dairy options
  • Fresh produce
  • Low sodium products

FHSD’s Food Services staff has a strong history of earning Clean Kitchen Awards from the Hamilton County Public Health Department. This recognizes food service facilities for outstanding efforts in sanitation and safety education. 

Food Services at FHSD is self-sufficient, meaning no local tax dollars fund the department. 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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