Nutrition Services

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.

NEW! Starting February 17th, our high schools will be introducing a new line of A La Carte items featurnig Smart Snacks-a line up that surpasses the USDA regulations concerning calories, sodium, fat, and sugar and also includes no artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup.  Items will include whole grain crackers, popcorn, snack mixes, and cereal bars as well as baked potato chips.  You can find these items available daily on the Good2Go line.  Eat smart, snack smart!

Summer Meal Program Sites Needed

Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) is looking for food service sites throughout Saint Paul to host the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). SFSP provides free meals to children 18 years old and younger during the summer months when school meals are not available. The program runs from June 15-Aug. 28 and is typically offered at churches, libraries, day camps, nonprofit organizations, and recreation and community centers.


REAL CHOICES - Healthy Eating Never Tasted So Good!

In response to feedback from students and families, Saint Paul Public Schools has made some menu changes that you’re going to love! Popular menu items have returned and we’ve introduced new foods that have received great reviews.

Attention Students with Special Diets and/or Food Allergies!

NEW on our interactive menu program, menus may now be printed with the allergens crossed off.  Just select your type of allergen(s) from the top 8 allergens then print.  Items that contain the allergen(s) you've selected are crossed off and will print with that way too.


Food Translation Guide and Menu On-the-Go

Nutrition Services has updated the Food Translation Guide, describing each of our menu items in Hmong, Somali, Karen, and Spanish, with this year's new menu items added. Please find the link on our interactive menu website ( or on the Nutrition Services Website (

Don't forget, you can check out the menu on-the-go using our free mobile app: School Lunch (by Nutrislice). Find it for your iPhone in the iTunes store or on Google Play for your or Android.

School Lunch Price Increase for 2014-15

On april 15, 2014, at the Board of Education Meeting, meal price increases were approved by the Board.

  • The increase is required by Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act
  • Each year we are required to review our paid lunches to ensure we meet the USDA guidelines
  • Following are the meal prices for 2014-15 school year


  Breakfast Lunch
Elementary grades PK - 5 No Charge $2.05
Middle School grades 6 - 8 No Charge $2.20
High School grades 9 -12 No Charge $2.40
All grades Reduced Price No Charge No Charge
Adults $2.10 $3.75