Let’s Talk about Colorado Cool Schools!
Sourcing Local for Schools in Colorado
How Colorado Schools use Colorado Food
Here at Wacky Apple we believe all children should have access to healthy, organic, great tasting food!
We believe supplying great tasting, real, organic food, combined with fun, will lead to happy and healthy kids! We work hard to provide Colorado products to our local Colorado school systems. From our organic fresh apples to our organic Flat Fruit, Applesauce, and Juice, it is our vision to provide delicious, healthy snacks to schools and families.
We have the honor to work with some VERY COOL SCHOOLS around the state of Colorado! The schools we work with are VERY COOL to be thinking outside the box to make sure their students receive multiple servings of fresh fruits and vegetables in a day. It is amazing to see such progressive schools, teachers, lunch room staff and school directors making moves to feed their students fresh, healthy, delicious food and buy local Colorado produce when available!
We would like to send a special thank you to some of these awesome programs! Keep up the hard, and wonderful, work Colorado! Together we can change the way our children eat!
Poudre Valley School District
Poudre Valley is leading the way in Child Nutrition because all of their menu items meet or exceed USDA guidelines for healthy meals. Not only that, they are going above and beyond to include more vegetables, whole grains and less preservatives!
To add to their awesomeness they buy LOCAL! About 15-20% of their food dollars are spent on items grown and manufactured in Colorado!
Way to support the local economy Poudre Valley School District! Just another reason we think you are one totally COOL SCHOOL!
To learn more about their awesome local program, visit them here: We Buy Local!
Weld County School District
We are proud to work with people like Jeremy West, Weld County’s Director of Nutrition Services who has helped shape the districts Nutritional Services. They are on a mission to improve the food they offer to students. They have kicked out highly processed foods and completely revamped their system which included opening a centralized production kitchen to support the preparation of fresh meals from scratch and sourcing local ingredients.
Does it get more progressive and COOL than this?! Keep up the great work Weld County!
Read more about their program here: Nutrition Services
Saint Vrain Valley School District
St. Vrain, we solute you! Not only do you believe that nutritious school meals are the main ingredient in a students’ ability to learn, but you take pride in providing them highly nutritious meals! You start by meeting the USDA nutrition requirements, but you amp it up by including as many local, great tasting, ingredients as possible!
Now if this alone doesn’t make you a cool school, this will; St. Vrain Valley employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. In the 2014-2015 school year their team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 900,000 pounds of local fresh produce!
WOWEE! St. Vrain Valley Schools, you impress us! Keep up the awesome work feeding and educating your students!
To learn more about Saint Vrain Valley Schools, check them out here: SVVSD Nutrition Services