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The School Food Project: BVSD's Food Services Department


production kitchen turning locally sourced ingredients into healthy delicious school meals.


 hard working employees serving the best possible food every day.


scratch-cooked, fresh, nutritious and delicious meals served daily.


local farmer partners growing food for BVSD meals. 


nutrition education events hosted in schools each year.


different lunch entrees served throughout the year, including vegetarian and gluten free options.


Students present their dishes in annual BVSD Iron Chef competition
What a year 2024 was for BVSD’s annual Iron Chef competition! This year’s theme was “Around the World”, with a hope to inspire a wide array of recipes, and BVSD middle schoolers rose to the challenge with entries including Korean, Indian, Mexican dishes and more. 
It was a difficult task to narrow the record-breaking list of 41 recipes entries down to the top six contenders to compete in a live cooking competition. Although every recipe presented a unique take on flavors from all over the world, the School Food Project ultimately chose finalists based on recipe scalability, how well they fit within BVSD’s kitchen production parameters, and whether they offered something new and complementary to our menu
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students in cafeteria

We work throughout the school year to ensure that students have nutritious and tasty meals. It’s important to keep this going over the summer to give students the best chance to feel healthy, both physically and mentally. The School Food project covers the connection between mental health and nutrition, and shares community food resources. 

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Thanks to Colorado voters, school meals will be free for all BVSD students beginning in the 2023-24 school year. The passage of Proposition FF this past November, will provide free school meals through the Healthy School Meals for All Program. The BVSD School Food Project will continue to provide breakfast and lunch, complete with unlimited salad bar, every day at schools across the district.

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