Reduced = Free
Did you know that in the state of Colorado reduced equals free? Any student who qualifies for reduced price meals will get breakfast and lunch for free. That's because School Nutrition advocates have been working for more than a decade to expand the Smart Start Nutrition Program and Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act to cover all reduced price meals at all grade levels. This removes one more barrier for hungry students to receive healthy and delicious meals.
United States Citizenship and immigration status is not a condition of eligibility for free and reduced priced benefits. Free and reduced benefits are not counted in the public charge test. Click on the links below for more information.
Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility
Does your student qualify for free and reduced price meal benefits? Apply to find out! Eligibility is based on income guidelines and and those guidlines are updated yearly. Click the links below to apply or to see the income guidelines.
Want to make a difference for the students in the Littleton community? Donate to the LPS Nutrition Services Lunch Fund! The LPS Nutrition Services team serve more than 5,000 meals a day. Many of our students’ parents struggle to pay for lunches, but may not qualify for free and reduced priced meals. As a district, we are committed to ensuring all of our students receive a nutritious lunch every day to help them stay healthy and focused on learning. Money donated to the LPS Lunch Fund will help pay off outstanding balances on students’ lunch accounts and allow Nutrition Services to continue to feed all students every day.
If you would like to donate, please contact Debbie Smith: dcsmith[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us or 303-347-3360. Thank you for your generous support of our students!
Need menus? Try our interactive menus and smart phone app! The interactive menus allow parents and students to hover over an item to see a description, nutrient information and allergen information. It also has an allergen filter and carb count information. Want your menus on the go? Download the free app! Click on the icons on the right to go to our on-line menus or download the app.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. Our meals provide students with access to a variety of healthy meals, fresh fruit and vegetables, and entrees, sides and sauces made from scratch at an affordable price. Every meal offered includes a grain, protein, fruits, vegetables and milk. For more information on our regulations please see our Nutrition/Wellness page. For information on allergens, snacks, and special diets, please see our Nutrition Information web page.