Nutrition Services is an award-winning department in the Saint Paul Public Schools that is known for its healthy, locally-sourced and ethnically diverse menu options for students. We offer breakfast and lunch as well as fresh fruit or vegetable snacks and after school snacks for students who qualify.


Providing Healthy School Lunches Isn't So Easy

Jean Ronnei, Chief Operations Officer of Nutrition Services at Saint Paul Public schools and President of the School Nutrition Assoication, worte a letter to the editor regarding the Sept. 14 editiorial "Junk Food Lobby" in the Washington Post.  Read editorial...
The Washington Post

Minnesota Thursdays returned to Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) this week

Minnesota Thursdays returned to Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) this week

Partnering with Minneapolis Public Schools, SPPS is proud to once again feature a local menu on the first Thursday of each month. Highlights include Minnesota-grown grains, proteins, fruits, and vegetables from neighboring farms, ranches and companies. 

For the first Minnesota Thursday, we’re kicking off the school year with chicken drumsticks from the St. Cloud area; a whole grain cornbread made from scratch in the Saint Paul Nutrition Services Nutrition Center; and an apple kohlrabi salad that won an SPPS recipe contest. The Apple Kohlrabi Slaw features kohlrabi from Seed to Seed Farm-- an 8-acre certified organic farm run by first generation farmer Ariel Pressman. The apples and carrots -- also in the slaw -- are from Sponsels MN Harvest in Jordan and Hmong American Farmers Association in Hastings. 

The Minnesota Thursday initiative is part of our Farm to School program, which aims to teach students about local food, nutrition and agriculture while supporting the local economy.

Saint Paul Public Schools Expands its Free Lunch Program

Saint Paul Public Schools Expands its Free Lunch Program

Saint Paul Public Schools is expanding its Community Eligibility Provision program to about 65 percent of its schools.  That means all students at participating schools will receive lunch for free.

Household Meal Applications, Breakfast to Go, Meal Pricing, and Student PIN Numbers for 2015-16 at SPPS

Read the exciting and important information happening in Nutrition Services this upcoming school year.

Simple Ingredients, Great Food

Simple Ingredients, Great Food

We’ve been working toward whole, real food for years and now restaurants are doing the same. The food industry is feeling pressure to produce products that positively impact our communities and do not contain ingredients with unrecognizable names.

We are striving to eliminate the following from our menus:

  • Artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners & additives
  • Preservatives
  • Meat from animals treated with non-therapeutic antibiotics

Click here to check out the SPPS nutrition philosophy.

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