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* * CDE will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday. * *

Office of School Nutrition

The Office of School Nutrition will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26 and on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Enjoy the holiday season and happy new year!

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Resources for Healthy Holiday Parties

During this holiday season, please remember that the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School Rules and the Colorado Competitive Foodservice and Healthy Beverages Policies only apply to foods and beverages sold  in school during the school day (and, in the case of beverages, the extended school day). These standards do not apply to foods and beverages brought  to school in bagged lunches or for parties/celebrations.

Please make sure to reference your school or district’s wellness policy, which may regulate what kinds of foods and beverages are allowed to be brought to school. For additional resources on healthy holiday parties and celebrations, please visit our School Wellness – Best Practices webpage. For additional resources on Smart Snacks and competitive foods, please visit our Smart Snacks and Competitive Foods webpage.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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