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The School Food Project: BVSD's Food Services Department

At the School Food Project, we believe that for kids to learn, think and be the best they can be, they have to eat well. Because of this, we are dedicated to improving the health of each student by providing healthy food and offering nutrition education programs to grow young bodies and minds.  



An estimated 10,000 Boulder students are at risk for food insecurity, due to widespread school closures and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donate to ensure that our low-income families have adequate food during school closures.

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If you are a Boulder company looking to donate food products, Naturally Boulder is helping us coordinate this effort. See this message for more information.


Recent school closures and stay-at-home mandates are changing the way we eat. Our team of chefs and registered dietitians are here to share tools and resources with students and families during this time. This page has an emphasis on pantry-friendly staples and the items that are distributed in our emergency food bags. You'll find recipes, helpful lessons on cooking techniques and an interactive Q&A feature where you can ask our team for help with a cooking or nutrition question.  

Resources to Stay at Home & Cook


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.


A Message from Chef Ann

It’s hard to believe we’re already half-way through this school year. In this letter, you’ll find updates about our new Culinary Center, announcements about upcoming programs and events, and ways to support the building of our Teaching Kitchen and career and volunteer opportunities with the BVSD School Food Project. To learn more, read on...

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Chef Ann Cooper and Leanpath create new food waste engagement tools for elementary schools

Chef Ann Cooper, Director of Food Services for Boulder Valley School District, and founder of the Chef Ann Foundation has worked with Leanpath to reduce food waste across the district. We also recently collaborated on a new curriculum teaching the importance of food waste prevention to elementary school students.

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