A healthy school nutrition environment provides students with consistent, reliable health information. Good nutrition is essential for optimal learning. The classroom and lunch program provide clear and consistent messages that explain and reinforce healthy eating and physical activity habits.
School lunches are ordered from Preferred Meals and follow the National School Lunch program requirements. The program is allergy aware. The school provides balanced meals with low-fat milk. Water is available to all students during the school day. Click the link here to choose from the monthly menu.
Free and reduced priced meals are provided to qualifying students. Applications are mailed to all families in August and can be found below.
2022-2023 Free and Reduced lunch applications
- Columbia Campus Free and Reduced Lunch Application
- Neponset Campus Free and Reduced Lunch Application
- Lower Mills Free and Reduced Lunch Application
The Before School Program provides breakfast, every morning, for the children attending and the After School Program provides healthy snacks for all children staying after the regular school day.
Please note: Soft drinks, candy, and other non-nutritional foods are NOT sold in the cafeteria. NO peanut products or byproducts are allowed in any of the Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy cafeterias and/or classrooms. Due to student food allergies, students are NOT allowed to share food during either snack or lunch in any of the Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy cafeterias and/or classrooms. In the interest of fairness to all students and to encourage healthy eating habits, fast food and /or take-out food are NOT allowed in any of the Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy cafeterias.
School lunches are ordered from Preferred Meals and follow the National School Lunch program requirements. Each month families choose from a variety of healthy options for their student.