Administrator's Reference Manual
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Office of School Nutrition administers the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program, Special Milk program, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the After School Snack Program in Colorado public schools and residential child care institutions (RCCIs). This involves the reimbursement of federal program funds to participating school districts and institutions for meals/milks served.
The Administrator's Reference Manual for the Child Nutrition Programs provides a resource on program requirements for school districts to download and utilize. It is intended to be used strictly as a reference guide and will not address every issue. Contact the CDE Office of School Nutrition for interpretations of unique situations.
This manual was based largely on the Texas Education Agency's Administrator's Reference Manual for the Child Nutrition Programs, January 1997 revision. The Texas manual was a team effort of approximately 30 professionals. Jeanne Aiello, CDE Consultant, created additional chapters and updated existing chapters to accommodate Child Nutrition Program administrators in the state of Colorado.
All updates for 8/2012 are highlighted in yellow. Sections without highlights have been condensed only.
|Section 1||Names / Addresses / Phone Numbers (updated 11/2012)|
|Section 2||Application Agreement / Policy Statement (updated 8/2012)|
|Section 3||Civil Rights Assurance|
|Section 4||Disciplinary Action|
|Section 5||Meal Pricing (updated 8/2012)|
|Section 6||School Food Service Funding|
|Section 8||Required Records (updated 8/2012)|
|Section 9||Determining Eligibility (updated 8/2012)|
|Direct Certification (updated 8/2012)|
|Head Start (updated 8/2012)|
|Provision 2 and Provision 3 (updated 8/2012)|
|Section 10||Verification (updated 8/2012)|
|Section 11||Counting and Claiming|
Menu Requirements for Lunch and Nutrient Standards (updated 04/2013)
|Section 13||Special Dietary Needs / Disabled (updated 8/2012)|
|Section 14||After School Snack Program (updated 11/2012)|
|Section 15||Miscellaneous Service Information|
|Section 16||Competitive Food Policy (updated 8/2012)|
|Section 17||USDA - Donated Foods|
|Section 18||School Food Service - Related Programs (updated 8/2012)|
|Section 19||Student / Parent Involvement in NSLP|
|Section 20||Food Management Companies (updated 8/2012)|
|Section 21||Sanitation and Food Handling (updated 8/2012)|
|Section 23||Dietary Guidelines for Americans|
|Section 24||Procurement (updated 8/2012)|
|Section 25||Healthy School Environment (under construction)|
CRE Self-Tracking Checklist
Document will be updated at a later time.
|Section 28||Emergency Feeding (updated 8/2012)|
|Section 29||Index (updated 11/2012)|
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