In the spring of 2018 Mundo Verde upgraded their food service program with the addition of a full service kitchen! Daily Chef Dot and the food service team prepare nutritious, from scratch meals that are both delicious and visibly appealing.  We strive to continue our work with our families and students to get the highest quality and finest meals on our school lunch trays.

Mundo Verde’s in house kitchen cooks breakfast, lunch, and a snack each day for students. Free and Reduced Price Meals (FARM) are available to families that qualify (see application and instructions below ). Breakfast is offered at no cost to all students regardless of income. A snack fee is automatically applied  for full pay families at $20/month, and families who qualify for a Free or Reduced Meal are offered snacks at no charge. Lunch is available for purchase. To purchase lunch, deposit funds into your child's account to maintain a positive account balance. Each month families will receive a statement detailing deposits and charges.

If your student has a dietary restriction or allergy please let the Food Initiative and Wellness Manager know and we will work with you to help accommodate your student.  Our food service team takes allergies very seriously and works to provide appealing and safe alternatives to students. 

We ask that all families use the meal registration link below to register for meals. Sign ups are done on a monthly basis and we do the monthly registration in order to align with our sustainability mission of not wasting food and working towards our goal of a zero waste kitchen.

meal routines

School Meals Menu


J.F. Cook Campus

Calle Ocho Campus


All staff have a responsibility to support the nutritional health and well being of the students in our care. To do so, we have established a set of routines as follows.


  • Students in the Before Care program, Pre-K and K breakfast will be served breakfast in the classroom.

  • Breakfast for grades 1st - 5th will be served from the kitchen counter where they will enter their PIN into a pinpad.

    • The kitchen counter will be open to students from 8:10-8:30am.

    • Students will then take their food to eat in their classroom.

  • Students who arrive at 8:30am or after may still eat breakfast.

    • Students will first sign in at the front desk and then proceed to the kitchen to pick up a late breakfast.

    • Any student that is late will still have access to a school breakfast. 


  • All grades will eat in classrooms for Pre-K, K and first grade.

  • Students in 2nd through 5th grade will go through the lunch line, enter their pin number and eat their lunch in their classroom.


  • Students will enjoy a snack every day.

  • Afternoon Extended Day program snack will be distributed to students in the classroom by staff.

free and reduced price (FARM) program

Families may qualify for a free or reduced priced lunch. To qualify for a Free or Reduced Meal, please see below for the instructions and application.

Free or Reduced Meal Application Process:

  • To apply for a free or reduced meal, please either fill out a paper application at school or use this link to get the application in English or Spanish to fill out the application (please download the document and then print out in order to complete it), and then bring it to the school. Click here to read the instructions in English and Spanish.

  • We ask all families to fill out the FARM form, if you know you do not qualify please write your name, your children’s names and “Not Applicable” on the form. Every family needs to fill out a FARM form before starting the school year.

  • Please note:

    • A family may apply for benefits at any time during the school year.

    • Children of parents/guardians who become unemployed may be eligible for free or reduced price meals.

    • A single application will be accepted for all children attending school at Mundo Verde.

    • Family members do NOT have to be U.S. citizens for children to qualify for free or reduced meal.

  • Free or Reduced Meal Application Instructions (English or Spanish)

  • Free or Reduced Meal Application (English or Spanish, please download the document and then print out in order to complete it)

  • Translations of Free or Reduced Meal Application (available in other languages) here

If you apply for FARM Free and Reduced Meals and do not qualify but are still experiencing a hardship and need assistance, please fill out the financial hardship form available on the family portal. Questions may be directed to the Student and Family Support Coordinator.

Looking to find resources about healthy food options in your neighborhood or locations where you can access free summer meals?

Check out D.C.'s healthy food sourcing guide for more information.

USDA Non Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
2. Fax: (202) 690-7442 or
3. Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Also, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC law 2-38; DC official code §2-1402.11(2006), as amended) states the following:

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual. To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-4559 or

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