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Thursday Update Survey - Due Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

  • The Thursday Update was developed in 2012, as a communication tool between the Office of School Nutrition (OSN) and school food authority professionals, throughout Colorado.  After four years, the OSN would like to evaluate the need, satisfaction and effectiveness of the Thursday Update as a communication tool for SFAs.  We are asking that you take a few minutes to complete the Thursday Update Survey, by Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.  We appreciate your time, feedback and comments.

Colorado School Nutrition Association (CSNA) Summer Conference

The 2017 CSNA Summer Conference will be held June 12 - 13, 2017 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.  

  • CSNA is seeking proposals for breakout session speakers who plan to present topics that align with the USDA Professional Standards key areas of - Nutrition, Operations, Administration and/or Marketing and Communications. Proposals are due by Friday, Dec.9, 2016. To submit your proposal, click here - CSNA Summer Conference Call for Proposals.

October is National Farm to School Month

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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