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 a 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.
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Summer Food Service Breakfast
Providing Healthy Meals at Schools
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
This PowerPoint describes the changes that students will see in the school lunch line.
MealpayPlus is an online payment system that allows parents to pay for their student's meals online 24-hours a day using a bank account or Visa or Mastercard credit cards. This system simplifies bookkeeping and helps to ensure your child always has lunch money. Access MyPaymentsPlus.Free and Reduced Meals
Some children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. To apply for free or reduced price meals, use the application below:
Children who are eligible for free or reduced priced meals, may also qualify for other fee waivers. When completing the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application, parents must consent to the disclosure of the application information for use as an application for other fee waivers. Check boxes designating what programs the information can be used for are included on the bottom of the meal application.Health Inspections
The Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment conducts Jeffco Schools Food Services Health Inspections. Current report results are available through the health department Web site.
All reports are also available for viewing at the Food and Nutrition Services Office, see contact information on the right.
Linda Stoll, MPH, Executive Director of Jeffco Food Services, was named as winner of the Silver Leadership Award during the Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence Awards competition. She was recognized as a director who demonstrates outstanding leadership, dedication, fiscal achievement and innovation in menuing/merchandising.
- Jeffco school students are enjoying fresh food made with Colorado Proud products through the Chefs Move 2 Schools initiative. The program is part of Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign.
- MyPaymentsPlus Alert - Fee
Visit the Healthy Living Web site, which is designed to provide parents and students with an interactive tool to access the nutrient data from our, breakfast and lunch menu items. You will also find lesson plans and more.
Department Policies Related to Food and Nutrition
District Policies Related to Food and Nutrition
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
Jeffco Education Center,
1829 Denver West Dr. Bldg. 27,
Golden, Colorado, 80401