Nutrition Information

A La Carte Offerings in LPS

Did you know that the Nutrition Service department is self-funded?  This means that the money the department earns from selling food items to students, families and staff, as well as federal and state government funding, must cover the cost of food, salary & benefits for approximately 75 employees, equipment and other operational expenses.  

Nutrition Services will begin offering daily a la carte options at all grade levels starting in 2018-2019.  These options will meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Smart Snack regulations and are compliant with the districts wellness guidelines.  Snacks will be provided in small portions and are formulated to be reduced in fat, sugar and sodium. Examples of options include granola bars, string cheese, whole grain cookies, baked chips, 100% sparkling juice, popcorn, reduced-sugar fruit snacks and ice cream.  

Families will still be able to regulate which items their student is allowed to purchase by filling out a Student Account Lunch Note form that is available below, from the kitchen manager, by contacting Nutrition Services, or at each schools’ back to school night.  Students, parents and staff will not be allowed to purchase a la carte items when their account does not have adequate funds to cover the cost of the item.

These daily a la carte offerings help the department cover operational costs, including remaining competitive in the job market and the ability to offer our employees wage increases aligned with the district.  Our goal is to continue to offer the best variety of healthy meals to our students daily ensuring that 100% of our students are successful.

Lunch Note Request Form

Meal Modifications

If your child has a food allergy or dietary disability, we can accommodate!  Please contact the Nutrition Services Assistant Director, Carlynn Fitzgerald, to discuss your student's options.  

Carlynn Fitzgerald
cfitzgerald[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
303-347-3357

Medical Statement for Meal Modifications

Allergen Information

Does your student have food allergies?  We're here to help!  Our interactive menus and menu app allow you to filter out food items containing specific allergens, so you can help your student decide what is safe for them to eat.  Click the link below to go to our on-line menus or click the images to download the mobil app.  If you have any questions, please contact Carlynn Fitzgerald, Nutrition Services Assistant Director.

LPS Intreractive On-line Menu

          

Carlynn Fitzgerald
cfitzgerald[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
303-347-3357

Now Hiring!

Looking for a part-time or substitute job that allows you to be at home when your family needs you there and gives you the oppurtunity to make a difference in the lives of LPS students?  Nutrition Services is now hiring for the 2018-2019 school year. We currently have openings for both permanent and substitute workers. Substitutes work as needed at all school locations.  Apply here!