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Partner Trainings

School Food Institute - Free Online Courses for Colorado School Food Service Staff

  • School Food Institute, an Initiative of the Chef Ann Foundation, offers a series of online courses, taught by Chef Ann Cooper.
  • These courses cover key areas of school food, from procurement and finance to menus and marketing, with a focus on scratch cooking.
  • Courses are offered at no charge to Colorado school food service staff, thanks to support from The Colorado Health Foundation.
  • For questions or to get your free course code, contact Meghan Brenner or call 303-249-8096.

Partner Webinars

Action for Healthy KidsGet Recognized as a Healthy School with the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms Initiative Webinar (Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)

  • Learn about the USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge initiative, including tips for submitting a successful application.

K-12 Food Waste Reduction Webinar (Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018; 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.)

Funding Opportunities

Environmental Education (EE) Grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks proposals to support locally focused environmental education projects. For more information visit, Environmental Education (EE) Grants. Proposals are due March 15, 2018.

Colorado Health Foundation Funding Opportunities

  • Healthy Schools Local Planning and Implementation Grant
    • Funding for the development and implementation of comprehensive health and wellness plans.
    • For more information, visit the Colorado Health Foundation.
  • Activating Places and Spaces Together Grant
    • Funding for efforts to get the community outdoors and actively engaged.
    • For more information, visit the Colorado Health Foundation.

America’s Promise Healthy Schools Fund |  America’s Promise & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Partner Conferences 

Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE)

This national event brings together those involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build, and teach in U.S. schools.


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