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Office of School Nutrition

The CDE Office of School Nutrition will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day.

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Updates and Announcements

Claim System is open for school year 2015-2016 Applications/Renewals

Professional Standards for School Nutrition Professionals

  • Minimum professional standards requirements for school nutrition professionals who manage and operate the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Colorado State Board of Education - Approved Rule Changes - May 13, 2015

Colorado Proud School Meal Day

  • The Colorado Departments of Agriculture and Education would like to invite Colorado schools to participate in the annual Colorado Proud School Meal Day on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

It's Showtime!  Save the Date: 2015 Directors' Conference

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 - Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
  • Call to the Red Carpet:  showcase your SFA at the conference

Staffing Changes at the Office of School Nutrition

  • Visit Contact Us for staffing changes and changes in program specialist program areas!


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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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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