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Breakfast & Lunch

Cafeteria Policy

Breakfast:  The cafeteria opens at 8:30 for breakfast.  Students are encouraged to be in the cafeteria no later than 8:45 to ensure they have plenty of time to eat prior to the morning bell ringing. 

Lunch Times For 23-24

Kinder 11:00-11:35

1st Grade 11:25-12:00

2nd Grade 11:50-12:25

3rd Grade 12:40- 1:15

4th Grade 12:15-12:50

5th Grade 1:05-1:40


Healthy School Meals for All... is More than A Meal!

Thanks to the passage of Healthy School Meals for All,  a Colorado voter-approved initiative, District 51 will provide all students at participating schools one free breakfast and one free lunch every school day for all students. Each meal must have a fruit and vegetable to qualify for the Healthy School Meals for All Program. 

Applying for meal benefits is fast, easy and free. If you're tired of tediously completing paper applications, MySchoolApps is for you. Now you can apply for meal benefits the easy way online.

District 51 is excited to provide this opportunity for our students and families. We strongly believe that access to nutritious food significantly impacts student success.  It remains important for families to complete the More than A Meal Benefit Application.  Though meals will be provided for free, the completion of this application by all qualifying families ensures that the district continues receiving funds to support nutritional services, after-school programs, and other funding opportunities throughout our schools. Families who meet the criteria and submit the form may also qualify for additional benefits or discounted district fees, including:

  • Discounted utility and internet
  • Waived curricular fees
  • Discounted AP test fees
  • Discounted bus passes

All income details provided through this document are confidential and safeguarded by Colorado law. Only one application needs to be completed for all children within an eligible household. When filling out this form, immigration status, migrant status, citizenship, and refugee status are not required.  If you have questions about completing this application, please contact Connie Barteck at or 970-254-5181



Meal Prices

For the 2023-2024 School Year:




Elementary; Grades K-5



Secondary; Grades 6-8



Secondary Grades: 9-12 and the Fruita 8-9 School



Reduced: Grades K-12**



Adult / Staff



Additional Milk



One (1) milk is included with the meal price. Additional milk or juice are considered ala carte. All students are charged for ala carte items.