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Welcome to the Fridley Public Schools Nutritional Services website!

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Did you know Fridley Nutritional Services serves lunch all June and July? Join us at either Fridley HS or R.L Stevenson Elementary for a meal filled with protein, whole grains, fruit, veggies and milk.

Fridley HS: Monday-Friday, June 11th-August 2nd, 11:30-12:00

R.L Stevenson: Monday-Thursday, June 17th-July 18th, 11:45-12:15



Spring Fever!

There has been a lot of excitement in our cafes this Spring.  Guest servers, new recipes, taste tests and special days have filled our staff and students with enthusiasm for school meals. 

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Superintendent Dr. Kim Hiel served lunch at Hayes Elementary School on March 15th.

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Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower, a recipe developed with help from The Good Acre, is being served at all schools this Spring.

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Go Twins!  Cafe staff dressed up to celebrate the MN Twins Home Opener.



Oh, the weather outside is frightful...but the cafe food is so delightful!

As the weather changes outside our cafe menus are also changing.  Take a look some at some of our new items appearing on our students lunch menus.

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Buffalo chickpea salad.

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Meatball sub sandwich with roasted sweat potatoes and delicata Squash.

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Mighty meatballs over whole grain penne pasta with roasted Brussel sprouts.


Chicken quesadilla with roasted peppers and lime chili corn.

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Turkey chili made with turkey from local Ferndale Farms served over a baked potato.

Great Lakes Apple Crunch and Fridley High School Welcomes Visitors! 

All over the Midwest, students "crunched" into local apples on October 11th to celebrate the Great Lakes Apple Crunch.  This year we were joined with visitors from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Minnesota Department of Education, The Good Acre and Senator Carolyn Laine.  Our guests and students enjoyed pulled turkey sandwiches, creamy coleslaw, roasted delicata squash from Seeds Farm , Northfield, MN and SweetTango Apples from Pine Tree Apple Orchard, White Bear Lake, MN. 

Superintendent Dr. Kim Hiel participated in the Apple Crunch with our high schoolers.  

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Every fall, we serve a variety of Minnesota apples from Pine Tree Apple Orchard of White Bear Lake, MN. Below students from Haye's Elementary are showing off their delicious, crisp apples!

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Back to School and Back to Freshness!

Here in Fridley, the start of a new school year means new menus and new fresh recipes.   Our staff enjoyed "Back to School" training  as they tested recipes and practiced culinary skills.  We are so excited to feed our students local, fresh produce and introduce them to new flavors and foods!

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Photos above include:

Practicing knife skills to make roasted cabbage  

Italian Herb Roasted Tomatoes and Broccoli

Elementary School Managers displaying their kale pesto pasta and roasted cabbage recipes


Fridley Public Schools is asking all its parents/guardians to fill out an Application for Educational Benefits.  Completing and submitting this application provides the district with compensatory revenue that directly supports our schools and our students’ education.

Compensatory funding supports students at Fridley Public Schools by:

  • Providing additional teachers for reading intervention and extended math instruction.
  • Supporting smaller literacy instruction class sizes in elementary schools by reducing the teacher – student ratio.
  • Providing student guidance and support services (deans and counselors) who support students on attendance, school completion/graduation, and college-career readiness.
  • Supporting direct instruction for English language learners.

To apply online:

  • Online application process averages 10-15 minutes
  • Factors considered in the application process are household size and total income
  • Parents/guardians need their student’s PERSON ID# to apply online
  • Parents/guardians only need to complete one application per family

Click here to apply and for more information here

Online Application Parent Instructions

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

The Nutritional Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines

Every school meal includes entree choices, whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetable choices, and milk choices.


We are proud to announce that Stevenson Elementary Schools as been awarded the FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLE Program Grant!

Click here to learn about how these grants benefit our students!