Adams 14 Nutrition Services offers breakfast, lunch and afterschool snack to over 7,000 students in the Commerce City community. Nutrition Services enjoys working with local CO companies such as Tico's and Raquelitas as well as sourcing produce locally when available. All of Adams 14 schools have fresh fruits and vegetables served at the salad bar and many of our dishes are scratch made. Come visit us for lunch sometime!
Adams 14 Nutrition Services is offering a federally-funded Summer Food Service Program for children. Lunch and breakfast will be served to any child between the ages of 1 and 18 years old FREE OF CHARGE!!!! Adults may join the children and pruchase breakfast for $2.00 and lunch for $3.00.
- Call the Hunger Free Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626 to be connected to food resources in Colorado.
- Text "food" to 877-877 to find a site near you.
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Adams 14 Nutrition Services Mission Statement
Our mission is dedicated to providing all students a nutritious meal that supports the well-being of a healthy body and mind that supports a positive learning environment. We will serve high quality meals with outstanding customer service in a clean and pleasant environment.
Adams 14 Nutrition Services Vision
Nourishing students to support success in the classroom.
Breakfast After the Bell
House Bill 13-1006 was passed in Colorado, creating the Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program. The purpose of the program is to offer a breakfast at no charge to each student enrolled in a public school that has seventy percent or more students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch under the National School Lunch Program. https://www.cde.state.co.us/
Breakfast After the Bell strives to:
- Increase the number of children eating breakfast on school days
- Increase the consumption of nutritious foods, making breakfast programs more effective
- Improve academic performance by preparing children to learn
- Improve the overall health of children in Colorado
- Offering more fruits at breakfast
- Offering whole grain items
- Offering low saturated/no trans fat items
- Offering low sodium items
- Offering 1% and skim milk
Breakfast After the Bell Resources
- First breakfast for enrolled students: Free
- Second breakfast for enrolled students: $1.50
- Adult/non-enrolled student breakfast: $2.50
- Additional milk: $0.50
National School Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program, established in 1946, is the oldest and largest of the Child Nutrition Programs. It is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritious, low-cost or free lunches to students each day. Specific meal patterns and nutrition standards are required in the National School Lunch Program and are based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. https://www.cde.state.co.us/
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) was inacted in 2010 that contains many provisions that help improve school meals by requiring schools to offer more nutritious foods. HHFKA requires schools to:
- Ensure students are offered both fruits and vegetables every day of the week;
- Increase offerings of whole grain-rich foods;
- Offer only fat-free or low-fat milk;
- Limit calories based on the age of children being served to ensure proper portion size;
- Increase the focus on reducing the amounts of saturated fat, trans fats, added sugars, and sodium.
- First lunch for enrolled students: Free
- Second lunch for enrolled students: $2.50
- Adult/non-enrolled student lunch: $3.50
- Additional milk/water: $0.50
National School Lunch Program Resources
- CDE Nutrition Fact Sheet
- NSLP nutrient and component meal pattern regulations
- Calories in School Meals
- USDA Sodium Reduction Timeline
- USDA Final Rule Q & A
- USDA Policy Memos
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) offers reimbursement to help schools serve snacks to children after their regular school day ends. Afterschool snacks give children a nutritional boost and draw them into supervised activities that are safe, fun and filled with learning opportunities. https://www.cde.state.co.us
- Afterschool Snack Program requirements
- Afterschool Snack Program overview
- Afterschool Snack Program Fact Sheet
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. The program is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthful snack options, and is seen as an important catalyst for change in efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating habits. The FFVP introduces school children to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have had the opportunity to sample.The FFVP also encourages schools to develop partnerships at the state and local level for support in implementing and operating the program. https://www.cde.state.co.us/
Check out Adams 14 FFVP by clicking here!
Adams 14 School Wellness Committee
To learn more about the Wellness Committee and Adams 14 Wellness Policy click here.