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Lunch Program

The food service program at STEM is provided by the Douglas County School District Nutrition Services. They are committed to providing the highest quality meals for your child. Research shows a student who eats breakfast has improved attendance, is more attentive, better behaved and has an increased energy level.  All of these elements are tied to academic success.
School Meals are Safe, Nutritious and Balanced. Food safety is a priority. We have implemented a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Program throughout the District to reduce the chance of a foodborne illness event. Temperatures of all food products are monitored throughout production and service.  
School meals contain 30% or less of total calories from fat, less than 10% total calories from saturated fat, and contain at least 1/3 of Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for protein, Vitamins A, C, Iron, Calcium and calories.
School Lunch Menus
Grades K-5 Grades 6-12
Breakfast Breakfast
Lunch Lunch

Cost of Lunch  
The cost of lunch is $3.25.  Elementary and Middle School lunches contain an entree, milk and the student’s choice of fruit/vegetable or both. If neither a fruit or a vegetable are taken, everything will be priced as separate a la carte items.
Payment Options
  • is an online payment portal especially designed to allow parents to make quick and easy online payments to the children's school accounts. The system allows parents to manage their children's lunch accounts quickly and easily.
  • Pay with a Credit Card
  • Check Your Child's Account Balance
  • See What Your Child is Eating
  • Receive Account Balance Alerts
  • Sign up today!
  • Nutrition Services also accept checks. Please be sure your student's name and ID number are on the check.
Additional Information
Students who purchase a lunch choose their food and stop at the register for payment. They will use a pin pad to punch their student ID number into the system. A screen on the monitor appears with the student's name and photo. The cashier will enter the items purchased and the student will be on his/her way. It would be very helpful for your student to learn his/her ID prior to the upcoming year.
Parents are Welcome at Lunch
We invite our parent and families to come and see how school lunch has changed. Parents are always welcome! We are proud of our program and our hardworking employees and we encourage you to eat with your child. DCSD Nutrition Services invites all parents to have lunch with their children at any time during the school year. The cost is just $3.75 for and an adult meal without milk; with milk, the price is $4.25. We hope to see you soon!
Douglas County School District Nutrition Services  
(303) 387-0320 | | 2812 N. Highway 85, Bldg E, Castle Rock, CO
Below is a letter from the DCSD with information about the Free and Reduced Lunch services.

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