The Office of School Nutrition and the Colorado Depatment of Education will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in honor of Memorial Day.
Colorado State Board of Education - Approved Rule Changes - May 13, 2015
- Food and Nutrition Services - Approved Rule Changes
- Accounting and Reporting - Approved Rule Changes
Updates and Announcements
2015-2016 School Year Updates
- Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program
- Community Eligibility Provision Packet
- Provision 2 Packet
- Food Service Management Company Packet
- Free and Reduced Price Program Packet
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program - School year 2015-2016 Grantees
- Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) documents must be emailed to GFPLE@cde.state.co.us by June 30, 2015
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 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. This is a day to celebrate Colorado agriculture and to educate schoolchildren about healthy eating. Colorado farmers and ranchers produce food items that provide the nutrients children and adults need to thrive. Agribusinesses contribute more than $40 billion to the state economy annually and provide more than 170,000 jobs. With more than 37,000 farms and ranches encompassing 31 million acres, it is easy to understand the value this industry adds to Colorado. Learn more about Colorado Proud School Meal Day and resources available.
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 http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.