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Nutrition Education

Teaching nutrition empowers children with knowledge and skills to make healthy food and beverage choices throughout their life. Nutrition education can be taught throughout the school day and year.



  • Wellness Policy Website HERE and Guidelines HERE 
  • Shared Food Policy Infographic HERE


Classroom Learning:

School Gardens:

  • School garden programs can increase students’ nutrition knowledge, willingness to try fruit and vegetables, and positive attitudes about fruits and vegetables.
  • Learn more about Jeffco School Gardens HERE

Get In the Kitchen (at school and at home):

  • Get Cooking With MyPlate: Recipes, Videos, and Health Tips to share with families HERE
  • Cooking Matters: Bring a Cooking Matters program to your school. Learn more HERE
  • Healthy Snacks at Home and School HERE and HERE

Empowering Students:

  • Start a Student-Led Healthy School Team to promote nutrition and lead healthy activities and campaigns. Get started and learn more HERE.


JEffco Allergy Guidelines

Check out the Allergy Handbook to learn about addressing life-threatening allergies in Jeffco Public Schools.
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