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.


SPPS Food Truck Debuting

SPPS Food Truck Debuting on Thursday, June 11 at Kickoff Event

The Saint Paul community is invited to a kickoff event on Thursday, June 11, to introduce the new SPPS Food Truck that will be serving youth this summer across the city.  Click here to see when it will be in a community near you.

2015 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 or click here for a list of all sites as of 5/19/2015! 

New this year - SPPS Mobile Cafe.  Click here to see when it will be in a community near you.

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

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.


Expanding Free Meals to Students Beginning 2015-16

Saint Paul Public Schools is expanding its Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program for the 2015-16 school year. That means every student who is enrolled at a participating school will receive a healthy lunch at no cost. EnglishSoomaali | Español | Hmoob |

School Lunch Price Increase for 2015-16

In April 2015, 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 2015-16 school year


  Breakfast Lunch
Elementary grades PK - 5 No Charge $2.15
Middle School grades 6 - 8 No Charge $2.30
High School grades 9 -12 No Charge $2.50
All grades Reduced Price No Charge No Charge
Adults $2.10 $3.75