School Wellness Policy

As part of recent changes to the United States Department of Agriculture’s regulations for school district’s participating in the National School Lunch Program, Denver Public Schools has updated its school wellness policy.

Starting this year, food sold and provided to students during the school day, outside of the school meal program, must now meet new nutritional guidelines. The new guidelines are intended to reduce students’ consumption of high calorie foods and sugary drinks. This means healthier options like fruits and vegetables and less food like chips and candy for students. The updated policy will help us continue to foster an environment where students are healthy, engaged and safe.

These guidelines apply in all locations and through all services where food and beverages are provided and/or sold, which may include, but are not limited to school stores, parties and celebrations, and food provided as rewards or incentives in the classroom.



Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions
DPS: Policy ADF – School Wellness
DPS: Policy ADF-R – School Wellness Supporting Details

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

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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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