Nutrition Services is committed to providing a nutritious meal for district children each and every day. For parents, the program offers a convenient method of providing a nutritionally balanced lunch at the lowest possible price. For schools, the program enhances children's learning abilities by contributing to their physical and mental well-being. Studies have shown that children whose nutritional needs are met have fewer attendance and discipline problems and are more attentive in class. 

A La Carte Program

Adams 12 Nutrition Services believes in the “All Foods Fit” philosophy and that all foods can fit into an overall healthy diet. In order to meet the many food philosophies of a diverse district population, we provide an a la carte program K-12. A la carte includes various snacks and beverages that meet Federal Smart Snacks in Schools Guidelines and a comprehensive list of these items can be found here (Disclaimer: Program sites only contain a limited variety of the comprehensive list and this selection varies by site).  These items have also been evaluated through our Go, Slow, Whoa nutrition education system (K-8th Grade) to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Additionally, extra servings of our healthy entrée and side items are available for purchase a la carte.

We also understand that every family that we serve has different needs, so we want to ensure that we put the power of choice in our parents’ hands. Parents have the ability to limit a la carte purchases by reaching out to their school kitchen and putting in a request.

Benefits of School Meals

A well-nourished student has better attendance, is more attentive, better behaved, has an increased energy level, and overall is more likely to be academically successful. For all of these reasons, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is committed to serving approximately 14,000 nutritious, well-balanced meals every day to students and staff. Learn more about the benefits of school meals.

*Adams 12 Five Star Schools does not manage the meal program at any of our Charter Schools including, Prospect Ridge Academy, Westgate Community School, New America School, and Stargate School. For information on their meal benefits, please contact the school directly.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442
  • Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.