Health & Wellness Policies

The mission of the Denver Public Schools is to provide all students the opportunity to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to become contributing citizens in our diverse society.

The policies and procedures of the Denver Public Schools are established by the Board of Education and serve as the guide to fulfilling the district’s mission.

In addition to the Board policies, the Food and Nutrition Services department at DPS must also comply with state and federal regulations and policies issued by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) with regard to school meals and food products available to students before, during and after school hours. Improving the nutritional content for all foods and beverages sold in schools is critical to: improve the diet and overall health of American children and to ensure children adopt healthy eating habits that will enable them to live productive lives.

Denver Public Schools: Support For The Whole Child


The Denver Plan 2020

The Denver Plan 2020 is Denver Public Schools’ five-year strategic plan. With the vision of Every Child Succeeds, DPS has committed to five specific goals designed to close academic achievement gaps and prepare all students for success in college and careers.

Whole Child, Healthy Child Agenda 2020

Denver Public Schools (DPS) recognizes the significant impact that health has on the academic achievement of students. Healthy kids make better students, and better students make healthier communities.

What's New?

The 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 school year.


Our Partners

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

Contact Us

  Email: foodservices@dpsk12.org

  Phone: 720-423-5600

  Fax: 720-423-5629

   2320 W. 4th Ave, Denver CO 80223

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