Adams County School District 14
     5291 East 60th Avenue
     Commerce City, CO 80022
  303.853.3333    303.853.3329
communications@adams14.org
  • Community Forum | Foro Comunitario

    Community Forum | Foro Comunitario

    January 28, the Adams 14 Board of Education will hold a community forum at Adams City High School’s Community Room at 7200 Quebec Parkway in Commerce City from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information click here.

    28 de enero, el Comité de Educación de Adams 14 llevará a cabo un foro comunitario en el Community Room de Adams City High School en 7200 Quebec Parkway en Commerce City de 6:30 p.m. a 8 p.m.  Para más información haga clic aquí.

  • This is National School Board Recognition Month and we are fortunate to have a school board that is absolutely committed to educating all children well.

    Click here to watch video 

     

    Este es el Mes Nacional de Reconocimiento del Comité Escolar y tenemos la fortuna en nuestro distrito escolar de tener un comité escolar, absolutamente comprometido para educar a todos los niños bien.

    Clic aquí para ver el video

  • Adams 14 Receives Gold Status | Adams 14 Recibe el Estatus Gold

    Adams 14 Receives Gold Status | Adams 14 Recibe el Estatus Gold

    Congratulations to Adams 14 students and families! The Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition recognized Adams 14 School District with gold status for achieving very high vaccination rates during the 2018-19 school year. Learn more here.

    ¡Felicidades a los estudiantes y familias de Adams 14! La Coalición de Vacunación de Niños en Colorado “Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition” reconoció al Distrito Escolar Adams 14 con el estatus gold por lograr tasas altas de vacunación durante el año escolar 2018-2019. Aprende más aquí.

     

  • Three candidates for the Board of Directors/Los tres candidatos para el Comité de Directores
  • Welcome to Adams County School District 14!/¬°Bienvenidos al Distrito Escolar del Condado Adams 14!

    Welcome to Adams County School District 14!/¬°Bienvenidos al Distrito Escolar del Condado Adams 14!

    Click here for a district overview. / Haga clic aquí para una revisión general del distrito.

Nutrition Services

 

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 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

 

by:

  • 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

Breakfast Pricing

  • First breakfast for enrolled students: Free
  • Second breakfast for enrolled students: $1.50
  • Adult/non-enrolled student breakfast: $2.50
  • Additional milk: $0.60

Adams County School District 14 students’ are allowed one free breakfast and one free lunch per day.  If a student wishes to purchase more food beyond the free meal, the student will be charged an a la carte price.  Students must have money on hand or funds available in the student’s account.  Students are not allowed to charge for any additional meals and/or a la carte. The a la carte prices also apply to adults purchasing food/beverage beyond the adult lunch meal price.  Prices for adult meals and a la carte align with the Colorado Department of Education, the United States Department of Agriculture procedures and regulations, and approved by the Adams County School District 14 Board of Education.

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 Americanshttps://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.                                            

Lunch Pricing

  • First lunch for enrolled students: Free                                                                                                                             
  • Second Lunch (with water or milk):      $3.50
  • Second Lunch (without water or milk): $3.00                        
  • Adult Meal:        $3.75 effective 01/01/2018
  • Side Dish:          $0.65
  • Extra Milk:          $0.60
  • Extra Water:       $0.50

Adams County School District 14 students’ are allowed one free breakfast and one free lunch per day.  If a student wishes to purchase more food beyond the free meal, the student will be charged an a la carte price.  Students must have money on hand or funds available in the student’s account.  Students are not allowed to charge for any additional meals and/or a la carte.  The a la carte prices also apply to adults purchasing food/beverage beyond the adult lunch meal price.  Prices for adult meals and a la carte align with the Colorado Department of Education, the United States Department of Agriculture procedures and regulations, and approved by the Adams County School District 14 Board of Education.

USDA Meal Charge Policies Memo

 

National School Lunch Program Resources

 

 

Afterschool Snack

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

 

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

 


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