Breakfast & Lunch

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 Jefferson County Public Schools Breakfast and Hot Lunch Program is run through SchoolCafe!  Create an account, make a payment, and apply for free and reduced meals.  Parents and students are also able to track which items have been purchased daily and place limitations on purchases.  


Student meal prices for school year 2019 – 2020:

  • Breakfast:
    Served 7:45 - 9:45 am

    Elementary   $2.00
    Secondary    $2.25
    Reduced meal price for PK – 12 $0.00                                                    
     (The Smart Start Nutrition bill allows all reduced eligible children to eat breakfast for free.

  • Lunch:
    Served 10:45am - 1:15pm
    Elementary  $3.25
    Secondary   $3.50
    Reduced meal price for PK – 12 students  $0.00
    (HB19-1171 was passed by the Colorado Legislature on May 10, 2019, which allows students in grades PK – 12 who are eligible for reduced price meals to eat lunch for free).                                                                              

Various a la carte items
8 oz. Milk carton  $0.95

Adult meal pricing is set to comply with USDA regulations
Adult breakfast meal price w/o beverage will be at a la carte prices
Adult lunch meal price, w/o beverage   $4.15


To apply for Free & Reduced Program:

Create an account in SchoolCafe
Navigate to "Benefits" (left side bar) and click on "Apply"
Follow on-screen instructions.

NEW in School Year 2019-2020:

-       SchoolCafé will include new functionality for families, including viewing menus and setting purchase preferences/restrictions for their students.

-   Jeffco FNS will no longer be using Nutrislice for online menu viewing; parents who have the Nutrislice app downloaded will NOT see updated menus for 2019-2020.

-      On April 25, 2019, the Expansion of the Lunch Protection Act (HB19-1171) was passed! This means that the $0.40 copay for reduced-priced lunch meals will be covered for students in ALL grades. (Currently, the copay is only covered for PK-8th grade students.)

-   Reduced-eligible students will receive both breakfast and lunch at no cost at all grade levels.


Annual Reminders (no change):

-       An application for Free & Reduced meals must be resubmitted every school year on or after July 1. Applications submitted prior to July 1 are considered 2018-19 applications.

-       Families will still utilize SchoolCafé to submit online applications, which is the highly preferred method of application. The FNS Central Office, located in Quail Building 1, is available year-round to assist families with the online application process. As a last resort, paper applications are available as well.

-       Student account balances (both positive and negative) roll over to the next school year. 

-   Need help? Call 303-982-6748 or email        




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