Hanover School District 28 is participating in a Universal Breakfast and Lunch Program for the current school year 2022-2023. If your children attend any of the schools listed, breakfast/lunch will be available to them at no charge. All students enrolled at this school may participate in the breakfast/lunch program at no charge to them.
Studies have shown that children who are not hungry perform better in school. By providing breakfast/lunch to all children at no charge, we are hoping to create a better learning environment for our students.
The school breakfast and lunch that we serve follows U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for healthy school meals. The Universal Meals Program cannot succeed without your support; please encourage your children to participate in school meal programs.
All meals will be served to all students at no charge regardless of the eligibility status.
We do ask for your to complete the following form regardless of eligibilty:
Family Economic Data Survey – English
Family Economic Date Survey – Spanish
If you have any questions feel free to contact Mrs. Koehler at (719) 683-2247 ext. 117 or click HERE to send an email.
The Hanover School District works really hard at meeting the new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Our menus are audited by the CDE Office of School Nutrition to ensure that they meet the criteria and standards that the USDA has set for growing students.
Our district school meals offer students’ milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Since the School Year 2012-2013, school lunches have met the additional standards requiring:
* Age-appropriate calorie limits
* Larger servings of vegetables and fruits
* A wider variety of vegetables,
including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
* Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
* More whole grain
* And less sodium
Here at Hanover School District we’re always working to offer students healthier and tastier choices and we strive to create menus that appeal to kids offering many breakfast options, foods that they are familiar with, but also we pride ourselves on offering from “Scratch Cooking” on at least half of our weeks lunch menu, and always a Fresh Salad Bar with many fresh fruit and vegetable options to choose from.
Our Nutrition Services Department recognizes that school meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families like yourself, but we also want you as parents to know that we truly appreciate you supporting our program and encouraging your student to try new foods.
Non-discrimination Complaint Procedure:
Any person alleging discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory action. All civil rights complaints within Hanover’s Food and Nutrition Services Department should be directed to. Melissa Koehler can be via phone at 719-683-2247 or by email at [email protected] Complaints can be submitted verbally, in writing, or anonymously.
Hanover’s Food and Nutrition Services Department will obtain all necessary complaint information and process the complaint within 90 days. The complaint will be forwarded to Colorado Department of Nutrition Department.
CDE’s Complaint Minimum Requirements
Indicate the agency you will forward complaints to (choose one):
• CDE School Nutrition Unit
1525 Sherman Street, Suit 309
Denver, CO 80203
• USDA Mountain Plains Regional Office
1244 Speer Blvd Suite 903
Denver, CO 80204-3581
• USDA Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 1095-S, Stop
0206 Washington, DC 20250
• FNS Office of Civil Rights
3101 Park Center Drive, Suite 1200
Alexandria, VA 23302-15