Jeffco Public Schools' Food and Nutrition Department employs approximately 600 full and part-time employees, who prepare over 6 million meals a year. Food and Nutrition Services is self-supporting; no General Fund monies are utilized to support these operations. The district participates in the USDA School Lunch, Breakfast, and commodity food programs.
We are pleased to announce that we have a new online, interactive school food menu. These are made available through Nutrislice, a company that specializes in menu technology.
Breakfast: $1.85 Reduced: No Charge
Lunch $2.85 Reduced: Grades K-5 - No Charge, Grade 6 - $.40
Breakfast: $2.10 Reduced: No Charge
Lunch: $3.35 Reduced: Grades 7-12 - $.40
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 brought new regulations to the National School Lunch Program aimed at helping to decrease the incidence of Childhood Obesity in our country. As a result of these changes students will be offered meals that offer:
More fruits and vegetables
Meals with fewer calories, less fat and less sodium
Leaner proteins, with more meat-free alternatives
Right-sized portions of more satisfying foods
More whole-grain options
Many schools in Jeffco participate in the School Breakfast Program, offering a nutritious breakfast every day that school is in session. Students eligible for free or reduced price lunch will receive breakfast at no charge. Read the following flyer to learn more about the program and participating schools:
Beginning in the 2014 school year, USDA's Smart Snacks in School must be implemented. This rule requires that food and beverage items sold during the school day meet food and nutrition standards. Read our Smart Snacks Fact Sheet.
Lunch Loan Policy
Jeffco Public Schools has created policies and procedure to ensure the health and well-being of our students:
Food Services - Policy EF
School Wellness - Policy ADF
Free and Reduced Price Food Services - Policy EFC
Working for Jeffco Food and Nutrition Services is the perfect part-time job. Work 2 to 5 hours per day for the school lunch program while your children are in school.
809 Quail Street Building 1
Lakewood, Colorado, 80215