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Welcome to Canon City Schools Nutrition Department



 Cañon City Schools Nutrition Services Department, while fostering community partnerships, we are dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of students by providing quality meals that support student achievement and lifelong healthy life styles with exceptional customer service.

      Universal Free Breakfast Program

Cañon City Schools is proud to offer a free breakfast to 
every K-8 student every school day.  


Universal breakfast is available at the following schools: Harrison K-8, Canon Exploratory School, Washington Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Lincoln School of Science and Technology, Canon City Middle School


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Raising the Bar for School Meals

In an effort to continually improve the quality of the menus we offer our students we are raising the bar on the standards of our school meals. Our focus is on enhancing the diet of students with more nutritious choices here at school and by providing nutrition education that will help students form healthy habits that last a lifetime!

Federal legislation known as Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 authorizes funding and sets policy for USDA's core child nutrition programs: the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Summer Food Service Program, and other federal food programs. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act allows USDA the opportunity to make real reforms to the school lunch and breakfast programs by improving the critical nutrition and hunger safety net for millions of children. This act has establish the healthy guidelines that form the basis for good nutrition in schools. We encourage you to follow similar healthy guidelines at home.

Key enhancements include an increase in the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat fluid milk in our meals. We are also reducing in the levels of sodium, saturated fat and eliminating added trans fat in meals. We do not supersize our meals, but instead strive to meet the nutrition needs of students within their age specific calorie requirements.

Building Better Menus

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Meal Applications



Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application needs to be completed OR there needs to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. This documentation must be submitted to our office at the address below. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.

 For more information or questions please contact our office at:

1030 South St.
Canon City, Co  81212




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