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MCSD Nutrition Services

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Nutrition Services

(970) 565-5157


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Explanation of why meals are no longer free
Explanation of why meals are no longer free (in Spanish)

providing safe, healthy and appetizing meals for our students

We are committed to providing safe, healthy and appetizing meals for our students. Our meals are planned using nutrient analysis which defines amounts of protein, calories, fat and vitamins. The food is prepared and served in a clean safe environment.

Nutrition Service Goals

  • Provide healthy meals to students to help them achieve academically and physically to the best of their abilities.
  • Healthy school meals provide a learning lab for the child to make good food choices that they will carry into their adult life.
  • Serve local fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
  • Keep our program financially responsible.

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Sandi VanHoutean

Administration, Director of Nutrition Services

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Barbara Serfoss

Food Service Secretary

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In order to encourage eating habits that will promote a lifetime of optimal health, it is essential to teach children about the importance of eating foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy products. Proper nutrition is critical if our educational programs and our students are going to continue to excel.

Colorado farmers and ranchers produce food items that provide the nutrients children and adults need to thrive. Agribusinesses contribute more than $40 billion to the state economy annually and provide more than 170,000 jobs. With more than 37,000 farms and ranches encompassing 31 million acres, it is easy to understand the value this industry adds to Colorado.

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