Director: Gwyn Smith, Phone #: 719.587.1693
About our Program
It is a well known fact that hungry students cannot learn! The better nourished student has better attendance, is more attentive, has less discipline problems, and has more energy to participate in school day activities. What better reason could there be to have your child participate in our National School breakfast and lunch program. Nutritious, well-balanced meals are offered every school day in all of our schools.
Alamosa Schools Food Service employees have been well trained in sanitation and safety, quantity food preparation, menu planning, meal requirements, record keeping, personnel management, merchandising, and other related areas. They are experts in their fields. Please feel free to stop in and visit anytime.
School breakfast provides a serving of fruit, milk, and either, 2 servings of bread, or 1 serving of a meat and bread. School Lunch provides a serving of meat, fruit, vegetables, bread, and milk. Portion sizes are varied by age and grade group to assure the nutritional needs of students are met.
Offer vs. Serve
All school cafeterias in Alamosa School District operate under the provision called “offer vs. serve,” which is mandated in high school and recommended for others. This means that students are offered a variety of menus and foods to choose from within a menu, rather than serving them all five menu components with no choice. The rationale for this provision is that students will select and consume the foods they like, which is preferable to serving foods they do not like and will just throw away. Students are offered and encouraged to eat all five components from the menu but if they do not want the full meal, they must select at least three of the five components. Offer vs. Serve is practiced during the breakfast meal also, and students may select three of the four food components offered.