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Congratulations to St. Vrain Valley School District!

The Colorado Department of Education Office of School Nutrition (CDE OSN) was recently notified by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that fourteen schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District have received HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms awards, with three silver awards and 11 bronze awards.  For more information, visit the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms webpage.

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.  

CSNA LogoColorado 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.

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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