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Los Alamos Public Schools is pleased to partner with Chartwells Food Services to provide breakfast and lunch at all school sites.  

Carmela Alvarez
Director of Dining Services


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Chartwells Newsletters

September- November 2023

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

School breakfast and lunch menus are posted at

Breakfast and Lunch Program

Los Alamos Public Schools is pleased to offer free breakfast and lunch to all of our students.  As we transition to feeding all of our students, we would like to highlight some items for you.  Breakfast at our elementary schools will be a sack option to ensure all students who want a meal are served in a timely manner. 

Free lunch service will be available for all Los Alamos Public Schools.  This will be a serve option that meets the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) guidelines for each grade level.  During the fall semester none of our school sites will serve a la carte options. This is so we can ensure that our food service partner is able to focus on quality, speed of service and presentation.  Students are still able to bring a lunch from home if that is their preference.

If a student has a dietary need (this includes vegan requests), this must be communicated with the school site nurse. The school site will inform our food service partner so they can prepare the requested meal for the student.  In addition to our one hot lunch option, the district will offer a sack lunch option as well. You can view menus online at

Even though all students can participate in the breakfast and lunch program we are asking that families fill out the free and reduced meal program application.  This is important as our free and reduced numbers are used for other important funding opportunities which support the district and our students.   Please use the online option at

If you are unable to complete the online option please download a copy of the  Free and Reduced Meal Program application. Email the completed form to

School Breakfast and Lunch Payment Options

Although all our students can eat for free, some families have expressed an interest for a pay option to remain available.  Acceptable Payment for Meals at school sites include:

  • Cash

  • Credit Cards (High School Only)

  • BEST AND MOST CONVENIENT​- School Cafe Accounts in good standing

Add Funds for Lunch

Please manage funds ahead of time at and remember to keep email address current.

Elementary Schools:
$5.00 per child meal
$5.00 per adult meal
$.50 per milk or water

Los Alamos Middle School:
All menu offerings are priced Ala Carte (Not available during fall semester)

Los Alamos High School:
All menu offerings are priced Ala Carte (Not available during fall semester)

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Online Payment System

Please go online to SchoolCafe at to set up an account for your family and register each student in your household. SchoolCafe will prompt you on how many students to register; you will need their student ID number. After you quickly and easily register your student(s), then it will prompt you to make a payment. Click on “Add A Card” to enter your credit card information.