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Local meat milk peppers and cucumbers plate

A Greeley-Evans Weld County SD 6 lunch plate with local meat, milk, peppers and cucumbers.

K-12 Innovator of the Year: Weld County School District 6

Weld County School District 6 had a mostly dormant 12,000-square-foot central production kitchen—the big turnaround started when it decided to use it.

Almost five years ago, Weld County School District 6 in Colorado made a decision to completely change how it produces school meals. At the time, the district, located about 30 miles north of Denver and encompassing the municipalities of Greeley and Evans, had been mostly relying on prepackaged product stored in a central warehouse and distributed to its 25 school sites.

“Because we are high free/reduced [currently, the number is almost 62 percent], we knew that some students’ on

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