Providing nutritious meals to our students is our commitment to the Denver community. We recognize that well-nourished children are better equipped to learn. Providing healthy food and nutrition education are the key ingredients in educating students to make choices that will develop into life-long healthy eating habits. We have a commitment to excellence, a devotion and passion for child nutrition.
Our program is an enhancement to the educational programs of the District – HUNGRY CHILDREN CANNOT LEARN. The program is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act. All federal laws regulating the program are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Denver regional office and implemented by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). The program objectives are to safeguard the health and well-being of students by providing nutritious food in a safe environment at an affordable price and to help ensure that participating children gain a full understanding of the relationship between proper eating and good health.
Learn more about DPS and our commitment to our children Read the Denver Plan 2020!
Breakfast in the Classroom Survey
Following is a link, in Spanish and English, for parents interested in sharing their feedback with the Food and Nutrition Services Department at DPS. DPS serves breakfast, free of charge, to all students every day that school is in session. We are currently in the process of doing research on Breakfast in the Classroom, one of many delivery options for breakfast across the district. The survey should take no more than five minutes of your time and we will use your feedback to improve our work as well as in the parent research on Breakfast in the Classroom. The survey will be open from February 1 through February 10th. If you have any questions, comments or would like to speak with someone in Food Services please contact Theresa Peña at 720-423-5657 or by email at Theresa_Pena@dpsk12.org.
Students First: We put our kids’ needs at the forefront of everything we do.
Integrity: We tell the truth, and we keep our promises.
Equity: We celebrate our diversity and will provide the necessary resources and supports to eliminate barriers to success and foster a more equitable future for all our kids.
Collaboration: Together as a team, we think, we work, and we create in order to reach our goals.
Accountability: We take responsibility for our individual and collective commitments; we grow from success; we learn from failure.
Fun: We celebrate the joy in our work and foster in our students a joy and passion for learning to last their whole lives.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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, disability, age, 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: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.