School Meals



Food & Nutrition Services

The ECE program will meet the nutritional needs for that part of the day, which the child spends in school.  The child care program offers lunch and for children who attend after 4pm an afternoon snack.  Breakfast is available to all children who need it, although parents may choose to feed their children breakfast prior to arrival.   The preschool program serves breakfast during the morning session, and lunch during the afternoon session.    

Breakfast and lunch are planned and prepared by the District Food Service.  Monthly menus are sent home and posted in each of the classrooms.  Parents/guardians always have the option of sending food for their child instead of having the District meal.  There is a charge for each meal served.  Staff and parents/guardians must order and pay for any District food they consume during meal time.  Special dietary needs can be accommodated if parents/guardians provide the required information and medical documentation.  

Meals both breakfast and lunch are FREE. Parents are required to fill out a free and reduced lunch application. 

How to apply for FREE-Reduces Meals? 

1. Parent portal 

2. Paper application 

Families are always welcome to provide meals from home. Food items can't be heated and food must be labeled with student's name. 

Please contact Samantha Morse for questions related to the application



How do you access the menu? 


All meals at ECE are provided family style

This type of meal service allows teachers, caregivers, and children to eat together, creating a relaxed environment. Also, this method is ideal for providing a conversational environment where children can not only develop good social skills but can also learn good eating habits.

** During the COVID we will modify our meals student's won't have access to food handling. 


Characteristics of family style meals

  • Food is placed on the table in serving bowls, plates, or baskets.

  • There are serving utensils for all food.

  • Everyone, including the adult, sits down together and eats the same meal.

  • Food is passed from one person to another.

  • Everyone serves himself or herself (child receives assistance as needed).

  • There is adequate food provided on the table for the children and adults.

  • Children may have second helpings.

  • Everyone participates in a pleasant social atmosphere.

  • There is opportunity to practice communication, cooperation and respect.



Food and Nutrition Service Contacts Englewood Schools


Ms. Lisa Rodriguez - ECE Kitchen Manager 


Katie Cossette, RDN, SNS - Director of Nutrition Services

Phone: 303-806-2049

Samantha Morse - Nutrition Services Secretary

Services/Free & Reduced Coordinator

Phone: 303-806-7907