Vision: Feeding Hungry Minds and Tummies so Children Can Learn
Mission: As a partner of education, we provide outstanding service to our students, staff, and community members by offering healthy quality meals with a smile, and contribute to the students overall academic experience.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools participates in the National School Lunch Program, National Breakfast Program, After School Snack Program, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. All of these programs are striving to help students develop sound nutritional habits by exposing them to a variety of foods every day. We offer many food choices and provide healthful fruits and vegetables daily.
The availability of these programs varies from school to school. To see if a program is available at your child's school contact us.
Benefits of School Meals
A well-nourished student has better attendance, is more attentive, better behaved, has an increased energy level, and overall is more likely to be academically successful. For all of these reasons, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is committed to serving approximately 13,000 nutritious, well-balanced meals every day to students and staff. Learn more about the benefits of school meals.
- In a 2011 study, conducted by the National Centers for Health Statistics, participation in the National School Lunch Program reduced poor general health by 29%, obesity declined by at least 17% and not getting enough food to sustain an active, healthy life dropped by 3.8%.
- According to research published in 2010 by the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, just 1.1% of children's packed lunches meet nutritional standards for school meals. USDA research indicates that children who participate in the National School Lunch Program get better nutrition compared to those who do not participate.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools offers free breakfast and/or lunch this summer at six schools to children ages one to 18 years old. Meals are provided to all children at no charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To participate in the program, children simply need to eat at one of the participating schools. It is not necessary to ...
In celebration of National School Lunch Week (Oct. 10-14), Adams 12 Nutrition Services is conducting a districtwide feedback survey to gain input from our biggest customers - our parents and our students. The goal of the Nutrition Services team is to provide high quality nutrition experience at all Five Star schools and your input will impact future menu offerings, nutrition education and the ...