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    Food and Nutrition Services 

    The Food and Nutrition Services Department (FNS) along with Southwest Food Service Excellence will continue to promote and support the St. Louis Public Schools’ (SLPS) students with healthy and wholesome meals. The FNS Department believes in providing appealing meals made with fresh and locally grown produce.

    The St. Louis Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition and Southwest Food Service Excellence are committed to improving the health and wellness of the students and staff by:  

    • Promoting good health practices
    • Implementing nutrition education programs that encourage healthy decision-making practices
    • Providing a foundation for sound lifestyle habits through

    The FNS Department administers the following United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs under the Healthy , Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010: Also these programs are also approved by  the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

    • School Breakfast Program (SBP)
    • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
    • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
    • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
    • Afterschool Snack Program (ASP)
    • Smart Snacks/Fundraisers

     The St. Louis Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services Department also offers the Summer Feeding Program through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services when the students are out of school for the summer.

     Click HERE for an update on Food and Nutrition Services.  

    Food and Nutrition Services Department Management Team:

     Althea Albert-Santiago
    SLPS Director of Food and Nutrition Services
    Email: althea.albert-santiago@slps.org
    Office Number: (314) 345-4519


    Tenecia Williams
    SLPS Accountability Specialist
    email: tenecia.williams@slps.org
    (314) 345-2308


    Carolyn Penn
    General Manager of Food Services 
    Email: Carolyn.Penn@sfellc.org
    (314) 381-4155


    Jackie Martin-Baker
    Assistant Director of Dining Services
    Email: Jackie.Martin-Beker@sfellc.org


    Sarah Drayton
    Nutrition Coordinator II
    Email: sarah.drayton@sfellc.org
    (314) 381-4155


     Erika Hollinshed
    SFE Catering Specialist
    Email: erika.hollinshed@slps.org
    (314) 331-6115






    This institution is an equal opportunity provider