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Free and Reduced Price Meals and Verification In-person Training

Free and Reduced Price Meals and Verification In-person Training

  • This course will review the requirements and regulations for the free and reduced price meal program and the verification process.

Free and Reduced Price Meal Program and Verification – The Basics

  • Training time:  8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Light snack will be provided.
  • Objectives:  Attendees will learn to effectively certify, process and verify free and reduced-price meal eligibility benefits, in accordance with federal and state nutrition program regulations.
  • Who should attend - training requirements:  Any nutrition or district staff (no matter the experience level and/or years in position) involved in making eligibility determinations, involved in the verification process, serves as the back-up and/or hearing official for the free and reduced meal processes. 
  • What should participants bring to the training: Writing utensils, paper or laptop for note taking.  Participants should also bring a copy of the Eligibility Manual for School Meals. (NOTE: The 2018 Eligibility Manual for School Meals should be available in July 2018 for printing, before the training.)
  • Annual training hours: Five (5) hours

Training Registration

*Based on the training requirements of each day, it may not be necessary for you to attend both days of training.  If you plan to attend both days of training, you must register for each training, separately, for the Direct Certification and Free and Reduced Price Meals and Verification trainings.  

Training Dates and Locations

Tuesday, July 17, 2018*

  • St. Vrain School District
  • Lincoln ESC Building, Aspen Room
  • 619 Bowen Street
  • Longmont, CO  80501

*This training is full. Please email Rachael Burnham to add your name to the wait list, or register for another training date and location.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

  • Valley RE- 1 School District
  • Administration Building
  • Staff Development Room 16 
  • 301 Hagen Street
  • Sterling, CO  80751

*This training is full. Please email Rachael Burnham to add your name to the wait list, or register for another training date and location.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

  • Durango School District 
  • Boardroom
  • 201 E. 12th Street
  • Durango, CO  81301

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

  • Otero Junior College
  • Student Center Conference Room
  • 2001 San Juan Avenue
  • La Junta, CO  81050



Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

  • Cherry Creek School District
  • Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC)
  • 14188 E Briarwood Avenue
  • Centennial, CO 80112

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 

  • South Routt School District
  • District Office Board Room
  • 305 S. Grant
  • Oak Creek, CO  80467

*This training is now a full day from 8:30am - 3:00pm and will cover Free & Reduced, Verification and Direct Certification. Direct Certification starts at noon and a light lunch will be provided. Please plan accordingly. 

Lunchroom photo - girl with apple

For additional information, please contact Rachael Burnham.


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