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Food & Nutrition Services

Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) provides more than six million meals each year made by over 450 full- and part-time employees. FNS is self-supporting, meaning no General Fund monies are used to support its operations. Jeffco builds healthy futures for students by offering balanced meals and snacks every day.

Food and Nutrition News

Mission, Vision and Core Values

Healthy School Meals

With the passage of Health School Meals for All, many families will be sending their students to eat breakfast and lunch at no cost. Jeffco Food Service is committed to providing these meals in accordance with USDA guidelines, so you can be assured that school food will always be a healthy choice!

Check out our monthly Healthy School Meals promotional, where we highlight some of the students’ favorite entrees and compare them to items your student might otherwise bring from home.

USDA Nutrition Guidelines

In 2024, the USDA released updated nutrition standards for child nutrition programs. See key updates:

Key Updates to the USDA Nutrition Standards

Monthly Healthy School Meals

Community Resources

Programs and Services

Free & Reduced Meals

All families receive free lunch beginning in the 2023-24 school year. Families that are eligible for free and reduced lunch are still encouraged to complete the Student Benefits Application to receive other benefits.

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Meal Payment

Add funds to meal accounts, view menus, find applications and create accounts.

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Meal Prices

Meal prices for breakfast and for lunch expenses that are not included in the free lunch for all students.

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See school menus on SchoolCafé.

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Smart Snacks

Nutrition standards, healthy a la carte offerings and food fundraisers.

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Special Diets

What to do if your student has an allergy or disease that affects the foods they can eat.

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Contact Us

Food & Nutrition Services

Phone: 303-982-6748
SchoolCafé Help: 1-855-729-2328

FNS School Contact List