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.

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.

Parental News Blast

Nutrition Services strives to create and serve foods that students get excited about in a welcoming environment.  Click here for some tips for your student to have a positive meal experience:

  • Student Meal PIN
  • Paying for Student Meals
  • Special Dietary Needs
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

Click here to print a practice keypad sheet.

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