Food and Nutrition Services is excited to introduce our new website, CCSD Cafe at www.ccsdcafe.org!
It's a user-friendly and engaging site that communicates and highlights the Food and Nutrition Services Department. Whether you're a parent, student, teacher or administrator, you'll find a wealth of information on our new site. Visit the site often to keep up to date with what's new in the department.
A few highlights of CCSD Cafe...
- Apply for free and reduced-price meals online
- Pay for meals online
- Access carbohydrate and allergen information for meals
- Schedule catering for an event
- Find nutrition education information
- Learn about the programs led by Food and Nutrition Services
On the site you'll also find the Virtual Cafe. This feature is an interactive tool for students and families to take a deeper look at Cherry Creek School District's meals. Using this tool, students are able to create meals and see the nutritional value of each of these meals. The Virtual Cafe is programmed to show the actual meals served in our cafeterias on the days they are served. After dragging menu items to your tray, you can see the nutrients in the meal chosen and how this meal compares to the USDA standard for a lunch meal. In addition, view the allergens and price of each meal. Create your own account to track your student's meal history. This feature can also be used in Spanish. At home, this allows you to discuss daily meal choices with your student, learn more about the meals served in your student's school and keep an open conversation about the food choices your student is making.
CCSD Cafe makes for a powerful nutrition education tool! Start exploring the Virtual Cafe today. Our goal is to provide your students with healthy and appealing meals and to encourage healthy lifestyles. We hope that this new website gives families an idea of our mission and provides you with the information you need.