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Nutrition Services

The Thompson School District Nutrition Services department is dedicated to providing delicious meals that support student growth and achievement.

Great care is taken by highly qualified staff to ensure Thompson School District’s breakfast and lunch menus meet or exceed United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) quality and nutrition standards.

We source clean label, fresh and local items to include in our recipes and menus. Our department adheres to strict food safety standards and practices to keep customers safe and healthy.

With the passage of Healthy School Meals for All in Colorado, we are excited to be able to offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to students, regardless of income or meal benefit status.

Payment Information

While meals are free for all students this year you may want to have funds available for additional meal components and / or a la carte purchases like snacks or milk.

A la carte and adult meal purchases are not permitted without sufficient funds to cover the total.Nutrition Services is excited to share that we have contracted with a new software company to manage our meal and application program. My School Bucks is no longer active but the new software is called LINQ Connect and all student balances have been moved to the new software. There are many new features that this program offers which weren't available before so we're sure you're going to love it! 

Please visit the link below to register and create an account along with frequently asked questions.

LINQ Website:


We also accept cash and checks at each school’s cafeteria; please give cash or checks directly to your school’s cafeteria staff.

Please help sustain the meal programs by keeping your student’s account current or filling out an application for benefits.If you have questions or concerns regarding LINQ or your student’s account, please call the Nutrition Services Accounting staff at 970-613-5144.

Meal Benefit Applications – Do I need to fill it out?

Yes!All families are still asked to fill out an application. Why? The Healthy School Meals for All (HSMA) program is funded in partnership with federal nutrition programs that rely on income information to support meals for all students. Other state and federal grants are awarded based on free and reduced meal eligibility rates.

Additionally, families that qualify may receive discounted or waived fees for programs inside and outside of the school district. Applications are available to all households at school sites and online at

Applications need to be completed annually (after mid-July) for the new school year. The information provided on the application is confidential and is not shared without your consent.

2024-25 School Meal Prices Breakfast Lunch
Elementary Student Meal Free Free
Reduced Free Free
Secondary Student Meal Free Free
Adult Meal $2.95 $4.75
Milk (a la carte) $1.00 $1.00

The Nutrition Services department welcomes comments and input. Please contact the school in advance if you would like to join your student for a meal. For more information on our program, please call 970-613-5146.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.