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Colorado Proud Day in DCSD

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Colorado is a rich source of healthy and delicious foods grown and produced right here in our state. DCSD recently celebrated “Colorado Proud Day,” recognizing Colorado agriculture and nutritious foods. The special meal included:

  • Western BBQ Burger or Cheeseburger (featuring Colorado beef)
  • Seasoned Potato Wedges (grown in the San Luis Valley) 
  • Harvest Bar (salad bar featuring Colorado produce) 
  • Watermelon (grown in Colorado)
  • Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies (Made in Colorado, featuring whole grain and low sugar)
  • Milk (produced in Colorado) 

At Mammoth Heights Elementary, this special meal was served by Parker Mayor Mike Waid and DCSD Board of Education members Kevin Larsen and Judy Reynolds.

September 16, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Nutrition Services

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