Updates and Announcements
Farm to School - Colorado Proud School Meal Day: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
- Materials for Colorado Proud School Meal Day are now available for free to schools statewide.
- Visit the Farm to School webpage for more information
September is Food Safety Education Month
Program Specialist Position, Office of School Nutrition
- Program Specialist Position - #1131
- Visit the CDE Job Openings and Employment Application webpage for details
- Apply by Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
CO Child Nutrition Hub is now open for 2016-2017 Application Renewals
- All SFAs must have the application renewal process completed by Thursday Sept. 15, 2016. You will not be able to submit a claim until your renewal application is considered complete.
- The Child Nutrition Program Renewal Process webpage has additional information.
State Board of Education
- Healthy Beverage Policy webpage
- Healthy Beverage Policy Rules (PDF)
- Healthy Beverage Policy - Proposed Revisions (PDF)
- Healthy Beverage Policy - Crosswalk of Rules and Statutes (PDF)
- State Board of Education Meeting - Sept. 14 - 15, 2016
- State Board Room, Colorado Department of Education, 201 E. Colfax Ave., Room 101, Denver, CO 80203
USDA Announces School Meals Final Rules
Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary Katie Wilson announced final changes under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) that will improve access to healthy food, consistent nutrition standards for foods marketed and served to students, and program integrity efforts that will further improve the administration of federal child nutrition programs.
Final rules were announced for the following:
- 7 CFR Part 245 National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Eliminating Applications through Community Eligibility as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
- 7 CFR Parts 210 and 220 National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
- 7 CFR Parts 210 and 220 Local School Wellness Policy Implementation under the Healthy,Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
- 7 CFR Parts 210, 215, 220 and 235 Administrative Reviews in the School Nutrition Programs
For more information, visit School Meals - Federal Register Documents
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