The Office of School Nutrition is committed to ensuring all school-aged children have equal access to healthy meals by supporting, training, and connecting Colorado’s child nutrition community.
Programs and Program Administration
Updates and Announcements
Unpaid Meal Charges: Local Charge Policy Requirement Webinar (Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
- Visit the Upcoming Webinar webpage for details.
- USDA Memo: SP 46-2016: Unpaid Meal Charges: Local Meal Charge Policies.
- Best Practices Guide: Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge: Proven Strategies from Our Nation’s Schools.
- Other resources: USDA’s Unpaid Meal Charges webpage
- Please click on this link to register.
Advisory Council for School Nutrition (ACSN) Meeting
The summer ACSN will be meeting on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Cherry Creek School District. Please visit the ACSN web page for information on the council mission, along with details on members, regions they represent and past ACSN meetings. Contact your ACSN representative to provide your input and feedback regarding topics that are important to the implementation of Child Nutrition Programs in your school food authority.
Child Nutrition Reauthorization
The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act authorizes all of the federal school meal and child nutrition programs. Although the programs are permanently authorized, Congress reviews the laws governing these programs every five years through the reauthorization process. Programs that are affected include the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), the Special Milk Program (SMP), the Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). For the most current and up-to-date information regarding the Child Nutrition Reauthorization, visit the new OSN webpage, Child Nutrition Reauthorization.
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