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The School Food Project: BVSD's Food Services Department

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

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 hard working employees serving the best possible food every day.

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

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local farmer partners growing food for BVSD meals. 

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nutrition education events hosted in schools each year.

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bags of nutritious food and fresh produce sent home every week. 

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different menu options served throughout the year.

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LeanPath machines tracking food waste in BVSD kitchens and cafeterias.

News

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BVSD is thrilled at the passage of Proposition FF in November, which will provide free school meals to all Colorado school children beginning in the 2023-24 school year, through the Healthy School Meals for All Program. While details of the new program are still being developed, it’s important to note that until the program begins next school year, there is still a charge for school meals unless students qualify for reduced lunch prices. 

Read more... about Free School Meals Starting Next School Year
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One third of food in the U.S. is wasted instead of being eaten. This is not only a disappointing waste of resources, but once it reaches a landfill, food waste is also significant contributor to greenhouse gases. "Food waste is a really big problem. Every day Americans waste enough food to fill more than a football stadium," says Annalise Myatt, BVSD student and former member of the Food Waste Club at Douglass Elementary. "We could do a lot better."

School districts have the opportunity to make significant strides to reduce food waste in school cafeterias while also creating learning opportunities to inform food waste prevention practices that students can carry with them throughout their life. Boulder Valley School District's Food Services department, has tackled food waste reduction and student education through creative collaborations with multiple partners. 

Read more... about Creative Collaborations Drive Food Waste Reduction in BVSD Schools
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For over ten years, BVSD’s Food Services Department has been working hard to support children’s health by providing fresh nutritious food in schools every day. This past summer, the Food Services team took that work a step further by working to address a little-known but potentially serious threat hiding in plain sight - sesame.  

Read more... about BVSD’s Food Services department took a deep dive to keep kids safe from a little known threat - sesame

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