Miami-Dade and Broward School Lunch Menus


Canned fruit cups and gelatin made from canned peaches at a Miami-Dade college in 2009.

Miami Herald File

Who doesn’t love school pizza?

It’s on the cafeteria menu, of course, along with a lot of other things.

All schools – middle school and high school – serve breakfast and lunch. But it’s usually the lunch menu that has many parents wondering whether to pack food for their kids or let them eat what the “school lunch ladies” are serving on any given day. Rapper Vanilla Ice got so excited about the cafeteria last year that he surprised the cafeteria kitchen staff with songs and dances.

Students at Miami-Dade schools will start the new year with chicken dill bits on Wednesday, picadillo on Thursday and fish nuggets on Friday.

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Parents don’t have to leave the menu to chance. They can go to to browse the menus laid out on a calendar. So if your kid doesn’t like chicken bits with dill, mom or dad has time to wrap up a bologna sandwich and stick it in the book bag.

In Broward, the menus are listed by each school. To see the offers, go to A college starts, for example, with Mexican pizza on Tuesday, cheeseburger sliders on Wednesday, chicken breast tenderloin on Thursday, and garlic French bread pizza on Friday.

Did someone say pizza?

Breakfast is free for all Miami-Dade and Broward Public School students. And yes, there is free lunch for all Miami-Dade students and some Broward students.

So, what’s your favorite meal at school? Pizza, right?

Day Editor Jeff Kleinman, born and raised in South Florida, oversees breaking, public service and trending news coverage.

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