2016 BIC Research Findings

In 2013 the Denver Foundation awarded the Denver Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Department a 3-year grant to understand the impact of breakfast in the classroom on academic success for Denver students. We hired an independent researcher/evaluator to conduct surveys, focus groups, individual interviews with teachers, student service staff (nurses, psychologists, social workers, and counselors) and parents over the last three years. In addition the researcher also analyzed the impact of the BIC program on student behaviors and academic outcomes.

We are grateful for the support from the Denver Foundation. The research and analysis from DPS teachers, staff and parents with regard to the Breakfast in the Classroom program has provided important data and suggests improvements that will help the FNS team work with schools to feed more students for breakfast. For school year 2015-16 the daily breakfast participation rate was 44%, equivalent to 36,000 meals a day and a 50% increase over the last three years.

If you have comments or questions please feel free to contact us to discuss. And as always we are grateful to Denver parents for allowing us to serve your children healthy, tasty and nutritious school meals.


What's New?

The 2016-2017 Free and Reduced Meal Application is now online! If your student received meal beneifts last year, you will need to complete a new application for the 2016-2017 school year.

Our Partners

Denver Enviromental Health
Slow Foods Denver
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Kitchen Community
Livewell@School Food Initiative

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  Email: foodservices@dpsk12.org

  Phone: 720-423-5600

  Fax: 720-423-5629

   2320 W. 4th Ave, Denver CO 80223

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