The School Food Project: BVSD's Food Services Department
production kitchens 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.
bags of nutritious food and fresh produce sent home every week.
different menu options served throughout the year.
LeanPath machines tracking food waste in BVSD kitchens and cafeterias.
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.
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.
You’re probably aware that the Boulder Valley School District provides nutritious, scratch-cooked meals for our students, and supports many local food vendors. You may even have seen pictures of our plant forward nachos, Indian butter tofu, or BBQ pulled pork sandwich. But do you know how that food gets to your child’s plate? Or more importantly, who gets it there? This month, we’re honoring the folks who work hard to ensure that BVSD students have good food to help them grow and thrive. We’ll follow a local ingredient from the farm all the way to your child’s plate, and talk about what happens along the way.