Student Nutrition

Your child’s nutrition and meal experience are very important to us. We know that when they eat well, they are more focused learners and generally feel better. Meeting the needs and wishes of nearly 11,000 students is no easy undertaking. Our goal is to serve tasty, fresh, nutritious foods that also appeal to our students. We search for clean labels in an effort to provide food which has been minimally processed. 

Student Meal Accounts

  • Meal accounts are created for each student upon enrollment in the district. A unique three or four digit PIN (Personal Identification Number) will be assigned to each student.
  • If you are new to the district or forget your PIN, you can access your PIN by logging into your child’s account in Campus.
  • PINs will stay the same for a student as long as they are in the same school.
  • All students should maintain a positive account balance.
  • Negative meal balances are the responsibility of the parents and will carry over to the following school year.

Meal Payments

  • Payments into your child’s account can be made via cash or check at your child’s school or the District Office or online by credit card. Include student’s name & PIN number with payment. If making a cash or check payment for multiple students, include amount to be deposited into each student account.
  • For online credit card payments, Lakeville utilizes PayPAMS.
  • You can also monitor your child’s purchase history using PayPAMS. You do not have to make any payments to access this information, but you do need to set up an account.
  • PayPams can send you low balance reminders.
  • You can set up auto replenishment for your student’s meal account through PayPAMS.

How do I sign up for PayPAMS?

Go to and click on Register Now on the home page.

  1. Select Minnesota, then select Lakeville.
  2. Create a unique username and password, and then enter your contact information.
  3. Add your students to your account.
  4. Make payments or set up automatic payments based on low balance.
  5. Set up low balance email reminders.
  6. Contact PayPams customer support at 1-877-726-7586 with questions you may have.

Policy for Returned Checks

Click here for information on Policy for Returned Checks.

Free and Reduced Meal Benefits 

Click below for new application. Applications must be renewed each fall.


PayPAMS – Apply now

School Meal Prices 2018-19

  Free Reduced Price Full Pay
Kindergarten Breakfast Free Free Free
Elementary Breakfast (gr. 1-5) Free Free $1.30
Elementary Lunch Free Free $2.50
Middle School Breakfast Free Free $1.65
Middle School Lunch (includes Select) Free Free $2.60
Middle School Big Cat Lunch Free Free $3.45
High School Breakfast Free Free $1.65
High School Lunch Free Free $2.65
High School Big Cat Lunch Free Free $3.45
Adult Breakfast N/A N/A $2.15
Adult Lunch        N/A N/A $3.85
Adult Big Cat Lunch N/A N/A $4.65
Milk (2nd or with lunch from home) $0.50 $0.50 $0.50
Ala Carte Price List

Food Allergies and Special Dietary Needs

Safety comes first in everything we do.

  • When food allergies exist, we encourage families to work together with their school nurse and cook managers to make sure that safety measures are in place.
  • Peanuts are a common allergen. We are not a peanut free district but do have measures in place to protect your child. Please contact your school nurse and kitchen manager for any school specific information (ex: nut free table, etc.).
  • When a medical condition exists in which a major life function is affected by diet, such as celiac disease, a special diet may be provided. Please initiate requests for special diets through your school nurse.
  • Lactose free milk can be made available for students with lactose intolerance. The form below must be filled out by the parent at the beginning of each school year to request lactose free milk.

Employee Opportunities

Join our staff. No nights, weekends, or holidays!  Earn money while your children are in school.  Parents and grandparents make up the majority of our staff.  Please apply on line for part time and subbing opportunities. Click here to view current permanent and substitute opportunities in Student Nutrition.

Helpful Nutrition Information

Contact Us

If you have specific nutritional or allergy questions that pertain to your child, please contact the cook manager at your child’s school. For questions about lunch accounts, please contact:

Civil Rights Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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