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Free & Reduced Resource & Re-Application Reminder

  • As we work hard every day to deliver excellent education and meet critical needs for all of our families, we invite you to take a look at some important information about the overall value of the Free and Reduced Benefits Program at D49.org.  We also want to share a friendly reminder that is extremely important for all qualifying families to complete the application process, regardless of the availability of meals at no cost for all D49 families. This will ensure access to all the benefits provided, which support programs at your student’s schools and includes individual assistance for school and transportation fees. 

    Families who are new to the program can register and apply, and qualifying families may reapply today, by clicking this link to PaySchools Central.

    Apply for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) at coloradopeak.force.com/PEBT 

     

    District 49 will  be participating in Healthy Meals for All in the 2023-2024 school year.

    Adult Meals are $3.00 without milk for breakfast and $4.75 without milk for lunch.

     

Monica Deines-Henderson
Nutrition Services Director
Phone: 719.495.1106
Roxann Clark
Free and Reduced Processor
Phone: 719.494.8965
Kristina Flaten
Administrative Dietitian
Phone: 719.494.8967
Malinda Reeves
Nutrition Services Specialist
Phone: 719.494.8904

Nutrition Services Overview

  • The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to student health, well being and their ability to learn.  We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. We're available for visits from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Help with processing a free-and-reduced application is available from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
     
    Nutrition departments are regulated by the federal government and part of that regulation is to operate as a self-funded enterprise within a school district. This means that nutrition services does not take any tax-payer’s funds from the district to operate the meal programs. 

Proposition FF: Healthy Meals for All Children

  • Prop FF: Additional Clarity will Inform D49 Decision on State Meals Program

  • In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    1. mail:
                U.S. Department of Agriculture
                Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
                1400 Independence Avenue, SW
                Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    2. fax:
                (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:
                program.intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.