Nine schools offer free breakfast to all

Nine D51 schools offer free breakfast to all in 2019-20
Posted on 07/31/2019
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Grand Junction, CO – Breakfast will be available at no charge to all children, regardless of their household income or whether they qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, at these District 51 schools in 2019-20:
* Bookcliff Middle
* Chipeta Elementary
* Clifton Elementary
* Dos Rios Elementary
* Fruitvale Elementary
* Mt. Garfield Middle
* Nisley Elementary
* R-5 High
* Rocky Mountain Elementary

Chipeta, Clifton, Dos Rios, Nisley and Rocky Mountain elementary schools are participating in the federal Universal Breakfast Program for the 2019-20 school year, and Fruitvale Elementary, Bookcliff Middle School, Mt. Garfield Middle School, and R-5 High (new to the list) will participate in the state- and federally-supported Breakfast After the Bell program.

Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast perform better in school. The school breakfast that we serve follows U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for healthy school meals. By providing breakfast to all children at these schools at no charge, we are hoping to create a better learning environment for all.

Breakfast will be served to all students at no charge regardless of their free and reduced eligibility status.  Applications will be available this year and will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced price lunch. The Universal Breakfast Program cannot succeed without your support; please encourage your children to participate in the school breakfast program.

Non-discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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