School Meals

Updated on Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:15am

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. 

Nutrition Guidelines

School meals meet strict nutritional guidelines which are set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In addition, we highlight a different fruit or vegetable each month through our Harvest of the Month program. We develop new, fresh recipes each month which feature the Harvest of the Month as a way to expose students to a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Balanced Meal Choices

School meals involve the choice of two entrees at elementary, four at middle school, and high school students have three to five entree choices available each day. A variety of fresh and canned fruits and vegetables, fresh whole wheat dinner rolls, and 1% or fat free white or chocolate milk are available daily.

Menu Changes

When we are considering adding new items to the menu, we provide samples for students and request their feedback. We also pay close attention to the menu items that are most popular with students versus those that produce a lot of waste. We are continually changing the menu to meet the needs of our students.

Food Safety

Food safety is a primary concern for us. We have implemented a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Program throughout the district to reduce the chance of a food-borne illness event. Temperatures of all food products are monitored throughout receiving, production, and service. All of our meats are pre-cooked in order to avoid food-borne illnesses through cross-contamination from raw meat.

Parents are Welcome

We invite you to come and try our meals for yourself! Parents are always welcome! We are proud of our program and our hard-working employees, and we encourage you to eat with your child. As your child sees you modeling what a healthy school meal can look like they may be more inclined to try a new fruit or vegetable. We hope to see you soon!

In accordance with Federal civil rights laws and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, Adams 12 Nutrition Services is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity funded by USDA.  Adams 12 Nutrition Services is an equal opportunity provider.

Any harassment/discrimination of students and/or staff, based on the aforementioned protected areas, will not be tolerated and must be reported either by contacting the Nutrition Services, Resource Manager at 720-972-6140 or by submitting the Civil Rights Complaint Form (English - Spanish). Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Services at (800) 877-8339.

Recent News

The Taste of Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:45pm

Join us September 21, 2017 to taste test school lunch menu items

Join us for our inaugural The Taste of Adams 12 Five Star Schools on September 21, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mountain Range High School, 12500 Huron Street, Westminster, CO 80234.

This is a great opportunity to taste test menu items, get helpful resources and provide your feedback.

PARKING NOTICE: Due to an event at the district's North Stadium, please park in the front of the ...