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 2017-18 Free & Reduced Meal Applications now available

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Cañon City School Nutrition Department to Pilot Universal Free Breakfast for K-8 Schools! 

Canon City Schools will pilot universal-free breakfast for the 2017/18 school year in the following K-8 schools: Cañon Exploratory, Washington, Harrison, CCMS, Lincoln and McKinley. Participation will be key to see the program continue after next year. 

It makes for a better student to have food in their belly and for the first time in our districts history, we have the opportunity to ensure that every child at least has breakfast! 

Breakfast is an important meal and several studies have linked the consumption of nutritious breakfasts to improved dietary status and school performance. One approach to increasing participation in the School Breakfast Program is to offer free breakfast to all students, regardless of their household's ability to pay for the meal. We believe a universal-free breakfast program will result in more children consuming a nutritious breakfast and beginning the school day ready to learn 

The aim of this pilot is to see the impact of the availability of universal-free school breakfast on participation and students' nutritional status and academic performance. When kids are hungry, they cannot learn. Students who skip breakfast tend to suffer from shorter attention spans and lag behind their classmates in terms of their studies. These students also have a higher risk for chronic health issues or being overweight later in life. 

Families will still need to fill out a new Free & Reduced Application to receive benefits for the School Lunch Program but all students will eat breakfast free of charge. Our goal is and has always been to feed kids because it is the right thing to do.  


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Cañon City School District Launches Health App! 



*School Menus in the Palm of your Hand! 

*Daily Menu Information

*Nutrient Information

*Item Photos & Descriptions

*Rate Food Items

We are EXCITED to offer our new Mobile Menu App that offers an easy way to view menus and nutrient information from your smart phone! 

This is just one more step we are making in an effort to continually improve the quality of our menus and raise the bar on the standards of our Nutritional Services Department. 








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Balancing Calories
  ~ Enjoy your food, but eat less.
  ~ Avoid oversized portions.
  Foods to Increase
  ~ Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
  ~ Make at least half your grains whole grains.
  ~ Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
  Foods to Reduce
  ~ Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals... and choose the foods with lower numbers.
  ~ Drink water instead of sugary drinks.  

Healthy Kids Take The Pledge