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Welcome to Nutrition Services!

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Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

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History of School Nutrition Programs

In 1946, the U. S. Congress created the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), as a measure of national security to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children and to encourage the consumption of nutritious domestic agricultural commodities and other food. In 1966, Congress created the School Breakfast Program (SBP).

The basic objectives of both programs remain the same today. School nutrition programs serve education, families, and communities in these ways:

  • Children who are well nourished perform better and have fewer absences
  • Nourished children experience fewer social and psychological difficulties
  • School meals provide balanced nutrition and minimize food safety concerns
  • Parents appreciate the convenience, quality, and affordability of school meals
  • School meals support the local economy and provide jobs

Colorado Facts:

  • Colorado schools serve 49.1 million lunches and 7.7 million breakfasts each year
  • Over 3,000 foodservice professionals serve Colorado's children each day
  • Average daily participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is 287,846
  • Average daily participation in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) is 45,271
  • Over 700 schools participate in the School Breakfast Program (SBP)

Harrison Facts:

  • Harrison Nutrition Services employs 124 professionals
  • Over 500,000 breakfasts are served in our schools yearly
  • Over 1,200,000 lunches are served in our schools yearly
  • Average daily participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is 6,953
  • Average daily participation in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) is 2,970

 

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Free Meals for the 21-22 School Year

Nutrition Services is excited to participate in the USDA's extension of the summer feeding waiver to provide meals at no cost to our students the entire 21-22 school year.

Join the Team

Nutrition Services is currently hiring! Click HERE to apply today.

P-EBT Benefits for Students

If your child attends Aspire Online Academy, Mt. Vista Home School Academy, or Pikes Peak BOCES, please complete a free and reduced meal application as this may determine if your family qualifies for the P-EBT.

 
 
 

 


 
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