Lunch and Breakfast

Food and Nutrition Services is committed to providing all Jeffco students with high quality meals that are produced from healthful, sustainably produced and regionally sourced food.
This department employs approximately 600 full and part-time employees that prepare over six million meals a year. Food and Nutrition Services is a self-supporting enterprise fund within the district. No General Fund monies are utilized to support these operations. All funds are generated through paid meal service, ala carte sales and state and federal reimbursement. Jeffco Schools participates in the USDA School lunch, breakfast and commodity food programs. Meals are available to all district students and staff at a reasonable cost and available to eligible students at a free or reduced price based on USDA program guidelines.
Visit the Healthy Living Web site, which is designed to provide parents and students with an interactive tool to access the nutrient data from our breakfast and lunch menu items. You will also find lesson plans and more.

Elementary Meal Prices
Breakfast - 1.75 Reduced Breakfast - No Charge

Lunch - 2.75 Reduced Lunch: Grades 3 thru 6 - .40¢

MyPaymentsPlus is a service that allows parents to pay for school meals online. If you have any questions, please call MyPaymentsPlus at 1-877-237-0946 or Jeffco Schools' Food and Nutrition Office at (303) 982-6748. Telephone Mealpay is also available. The telephone number is 1-866-609-0949.

Students at the elementary level may charge meals up to a total dollar amount of $7.50, which includes breakfast and lunch. The $7.50 loan limit applies regardless of student eligibility status.

These lunch loans are to be repaid immediately by the student or the student’s parents. Food Services will not be able to extend further credit to any student beyond the $7.50 loan. Parents will be advised of the student loans via a notice sent home with the child from Food Services. Once loans have been repaid in full to the school cafeteria manager, the student will again be eligible for a lunch loan, if needed, keeping in mind the $7.50 loan limit.

To assure that no student goes through the day without food, any student who has reached the $7.50 loan limit will be provided with cheese and crackers at no charge.

School Meals are a Healthy Choice


The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 brought new regulations to the National School Lunch Program aimed at helping to decrease the incidence of Childhood Obesity in our country. As a result of these changes students will be offered meals that offer:

Schools serve more

Whole Grains

Students need more whole grains for fiber and other nutrients. Look for whole grain pasta, bread, pizza and cereals in schools.

Fruits and Vegetables

Variety and color does a body good. Breakfast will include fruit. Every lunch will include fruits and vegetables.

Low-fat and Fat-free Milk

Low-fat (1%) and fat-free (skim) milk have all the nutrients without extra calories and fat. All schools offer low-fat (1%) and fat-free (skim) milk with every meal.


Beans and dry peas are full of fiber and nutrients. Schools must offer legumes at least once a week.


Fiber is good for the body and fulfilling. Look for fruits, vegetables, and grains high in fiber in school meals.

Schools serve less

Trans Fat

Trans fats are not good for your heart and raise cholesterol. Schools are eliminating foods with trans fats.


High-sugar foods provide extra calories and little nutrition. Look for healthy cereals low in sugar and desserts made with less sugar.


Most students consume double the recommended amount of salt. School meals have great taste, but with less salt.


Everyone needs to watch cholesterol. High-cholesterol foods should be replaced with healthier choices in schools.


Condiments are a common source of fat, salt and sugar in meals. Schools will control portions
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