Nutrition at Spero Academy

Welcome to the Spero Academy School Nutrition Program! Since serving our first school meals in 2016, our purpose has been to ensure access for all students to balanced, nutritious meals and to provide nutrition education and guidance. Read more about Nutrition at Spero Academy and see below for information regarding ordering and applying for free or reduced-price meals.

For Parents and Guardians

With the passing of the Universal School Meals Bill in Minnesota, school meals are now provided at no cost to all MN children. Lunch and breakfast must still be ordered on a monthly basis. To ensure that our school continues to receive correct amount of state aid to fund our programming, we ask that households continue to complete the Application for Educational Benefits by October 1st. 

Download the 2023-2024 Application for Educational Benefits

2023-24 Application for Educational Benefits (English)

2023-24 Application for Educational Benefits (Spanish)

2023-24 Application for Educational Benefits (Somali)

USDA Non-discrimmination Statement


School meals are ordered on a monthly basis using the Boonli online platform. Ordering will close 10 business days prior to the first day of each month in order to meet our caterer's ordering deadline. This is to give our administrative staff time to confirm our counts and place orders, and caterer enough time to plan and prepare meals. Lunch and breakfast orders can be placed online until 11:59pm on the date posted above.

Boonli Registration Instructions

Click here to create your Boonli account and begin ordering

Food Allergies or other Medical Dietary Needs?

Submit a Special Dietary Statement form to and request Special Dietary ordering (Health Care Provider signature required)