Eat Smart - Breakfast and Lunch

  • Nutrition Services

    School lunch isn’t what you think. We feature local ingredients and Minnesota grown produce. Be sure to check out our brand new menu items for this coming year.

    SPPS is proud to offer free Breakfast to Go. As students arrive at school, they can grab their breakfast and eat in class. Hot and cold breakfast options are available daily and include local and homemade bakery items, yogurt, whole-grain cereals, fresh fruit and more.

    School menus feature local ingredients and scratch cooking with a wide selection of lean meats, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. Many recipes are created by parents and chefs in our community. New items this year include oven fried chicken, spicy black bean burger and boneless wings.

    2019-20 Lunch Pricing*
    Please note that the cost for regular-priced meals has increased 10 cents.

    PreK-5              $2.50

    Grades 6-8        $2.70

    Grades 9-12      $2.90

    *Many schools are now part of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program where every student receives a healthy lunch at no cost. All students receive breakfast at no cost. For more information, visit

    A New Tool for SPPS Meals: SchoolCafe

    • Saint Paul Public Schools has launched a new service called SchoolCafe for lunch payments, free and reduced-price meal applications, menus and allergen information.  
    • Visit to create a new account. This service replaces PayPams for meal payments and Nutrislice for menus and allergen information. Please note that any funds in your previous PayPams account has been transferred to SchoolCafe. 

    Visit or download the MySPPS App.