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.

School Officials Try Healthier Cafeteria Options
Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates - without turning off sometimes-finicky students.  Read more
2014 Summer Food Service Sites

 This summer, free meals for kids will be available in Saint Paul through the Summer Food Service Program

Meals are 100% free to youth under 18 who stop by during meal times.  No sign up needed.  Meal sites are conveniently located in many Saint Paul schools, parks and recreation centers

Click here for more information about locations and meal service times at sites near you!

Summer FUN Menu (Parks, Recreation Centers and Community Sites)
Summer TIME Menu (Schools)




Schools See Free Breakfast as Key to Better Learning

Every morning, as students file into Capitol Hill Magnet School, Don Fair works the crowd like a hot dog vendor in a ballpark.   Read more.
Minnesota Public Radio

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 $0.40
Adults $2.10 $3.75
Student Meal PIN for 2014-15 School Year

Beginning September 2, 2014, student's meal account PIN number will be their Saint Paul Public Schools student ID number.

We have piloted the use of student ID numbers at the Rondo Education Center since the beginning of the 2013-14 school year with great success.  Students from Benjamin E. Mays and Capitol Hill were able to enter their student ID number at any point of service station in the Rondo Education building for breakfast and lunch.  Advantages of using student IDs:

  • Students do not need to learn a new set of numbers throughout their enrollment with SPPS
  • SPPS students visiting other SPPS schools will be able to access their account
  • PIN cards will not need to be distributed by staff at the beginning of the school year
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