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

  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 - Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, Copper Mountain, CO

2015 Regional Training Courses and Online Registration




Professional Standards for School Nutrition Professionals Resources

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established minimum professional standards requirements for school nutrition professionals who manage and operate the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.The standards are another key provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and aim to institute minimum education standards for new state and local school nutrition directors, as well as annual training standards for all school nutrition professionals. Click on the link above to learn more and access resources available to you and your school district.

Learn more about Professional Standards for School Nutrition Professionals

CEP Webinar:  USDA and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)

  • Webinar Title: Community Eligibility Provision: Partial District Implementation
  • Date: Tuesday 28 July, 1-2 p.m. MST
  • Description: The guest panel will feature local school food service directors who will share their experiences with implementing CEP using one or more groups of schools. If you are interested in learning more about how the CEP can be successfully operated in school districts where district-wide election is not a feasible option, you are strongly encouraged to attend.
  • To register:

Online Trainings and Resources

Request for Training

  • The CDE OSN offers training and technical assistance outside of announced and regional trainings.  The office receives requests on a variety of subject matter, ranging from Special Dietary Needs to Menu Planning and Production Records.  Complete the word or PDF form, and the OSN will follow-up with your request.  (Word  |   PDF)

Conferences, Orientations, and Class Materials

  • 2014 Directors' Conference Presentations
    • Directors’ Conference is an annual gathering of Colorado Child Nutrition Program food service directors, hosted by the CDE Office of School Nutrition. It is a conference that provides informative sessions and the most up-to-date information related to the USDA Child Nutrition Programs.
    • 2014 Directors' Conference (Colorado School Foodservice Superheroes Stories)



For additional information, E-Mail: Sara Silvernail, Training  Supervisor 

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