Special Diets

The Food and Nutrition Services Department for Jefferson County Public Schools provides meals to the district's 86,000 plus students through participation in the USDA School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Meals are planned to be in compliance with all USDA rules and regulations while striving to provide a variety of new and favorite food products.

At Jeffco we prioritize student’s health. We are a nut free Food and Nutrition program, this includes peanuts and tree nuts. Students and families can use our Lunch Menus and select for allergies to see foods that contain specific ingredients.

USDA regulations 7 CFR Part 15b allows us to make modifications to the menu plan if your child has a food allergy or intolerance that rises to the level of being a "major life activity". A child with a disability may be provided substitutions in foods.

If your child has a disease that affects the food they can eat or has a food allergy; please use the form below: “Medical Statement for Meal Modification”. Once this form is completed by a recognized medical provider, please send it to your student's school nurse or to the District Dietitian at meal.modifications@jeffco.k12.co.us or fax: 303-982-6704 so we can accommodate the needs of your student. If you have further questions, please reach out to the District Dietitian at 303-982-6738.

Please refer to the document below:

22-23 Medical Statement for Meal Modification

Discontinuation Form