Meal Prices

Three meal trays with healthy choice options available in the Newington schools's cafeterias. Items include: Tray 1.) orange chicken over brown rice, steamed broccoli, watermelon/blueberry fruit cup, banana, fat free chocolate milk, and celery/carrot sticks with ranch sauce; Tray 2.) two hard shell tacos with toppings, side of brown rice, baby carrots, side of corn, cup of red grapes, fat free strawberry milk, and a cup of mixed fruit; Tray 3.)  Meatball sandwich on a wheat roll, side of baked beans, spinach salad with Mandarin oranges, sliced apples, low fat 1% milk, and a cup of red grapes


Elementary School Lunch Price: $2.65

Middle School Lunch Price: $2.90

High School Lunch Price: $3.15

Free or reduced meals are available to eligible students. Federal and state reimbursements and government commodities help to offset the cost of lunches for students. A la carte prices are set to encourage students to buy a lunch, the best nutritional buy. No reimbursement is received for adult lunches, therefore, prices are slightly higher for adults. Prices are set by the Newington Board of Education and are adjusted occasionally to reflect fluctuating costs and federal/state subsidies. The Newington Foods & Nutritional Services Program is non-profit and self-sustaining.

Elementary and middle school students that do not bring a lunch or have inadequate money/no money for lunch can borrow money from the school’s main office. Payment is expected the next day. Borrowing money should be for emergency purposes only.

High school students who do not bring a lunch or have inadequate money/no money for lunch will
not be allowed to charge a school meal.


Breakfast is served at Martin Kellogg and Newington High School only. The cost for breakfast at both schools is $1.25 or $1.50 depending on the selection. There is no cost for eligible free/reduced meal students.

Martin Kellogg’s breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7:30am until 8:00am. Newington High School’s breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7:05am until 7:25am and during the first 10 minutes of each study hall until the first lunch period.

Breakfast will not be served on delayed opening days. Breakfast is not available at John Wallace Middle School or the elementary schools. Students are not allowed to charge for breakfast.

A La Carte Items

In addition to the lunch choices, a number of snack items, such as cookies, ice cream, and chips are available depending on the school. Healthier snack choices such as fresh fruit and vegetables, low-fat cheese sticks, yogurt, and milk are also available daily to purchase a la carte. These snack items are intended to supplement and not to replace meal choices, we encourage children to choose from the many meals available.

Please note: Parents/Guardians wishing to limit or prevent a la carte purchases can set spending limits through Cashiers do not have access to setup spending limits when deposits are received at the school.