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.
Elementary Student Meal Prices
Reduced - No Charge
grades K-5 - No Charge
grade 6 - $.40.
Secondary Student Meal Prices
Reduced - No Charge
Reduced - $.40
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.
MyPaymentsPlus 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.
You can also log into Jeffco Connect to reach MyPayments Plus.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 below.
Food Services Documents and Presentations
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.
Open Position Interest Form (.doc)
School Breakfast Program
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:
The Food and Nutrition Services Department for Jefferson County Public Schools, provides meals to the district's 85,000 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.
USDA regulations 7 CFR Part 15b require 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 "life threatening disability". A child with a disability must be provided substitutions in foods when that need is supported by completion of a 504 plan which requires a statement signed by a licensed physician.
Please refer to the documents below.
- Letter to Parents (en Español)
- Special Dietary Needs Procedures (en Español)
- Medical Statement for Disability - School Meal Modification (SD-1) (en Español)
Smart Snacks in 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 more about Smart Snacks, or read the nutrition standards.
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