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Student Nutrition is an important part of the school day. South St. Paul Public Schools participates in the National Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Kindergarten Milk Program. School lunches and school breakfasts are served at all schools. Our district provides a great variety of meals packed with the energy children need to learn and grow.

School breakfast consists of a choice of fruits/juices and milk daily along with a variety of menu items. For lunch, the elementary schools provide the students with a choice of a traditional school lunch or an alternate entree. South St. Paul Secondary offers a choice of five different menus daily in addition to a large number of a la carte choices, a variety of milk and a large variety of fruit and vegetables are served to help students meet their nutritional needs. Extra milk can be purchased for $0.50 at all schools.

Contact Information

Dorie Pavel
Nutrition Services Director
Phone: (651) 306-3675
FAX: (651) 457-9485

Erica Pawletzki 
Nutrition Services Secretary
Phone: (651) 457-9429
FAX: (651) 457-9485




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Questions? Please contact the Nutrition Services office at (651) 457-9429 or email Erica at

Civil Rights Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or