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Office of School Nutrition

The Office of School Nutrition (OSN) administers the USDA Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) that provide healthy food to children in Colorado school districts and charter schools. Each of these programs helps to fight hunger and obesity, and to promote the health and well-being of children.

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Address: 1580 Logan Street, Denver CO 80203
Room Number(s): 760

Unit Supervisor: Jane Brand
Administrative Lead: Stacey Macklin
Lead Email Address: macklin_s@cde.state.co.us
Lead Phone Number: 303-866-6661

 

Office Responsibilities

Jane C. Brand, RD, SNS -Director

brand_j@cde.state.co.us
303-866-6934

Brehan Riley, MS, RD -Program Manager

riley_b@cde.state.co.us
303-866-6299

Lyza Shaw, MS -Review Manager

shaw_l@cde.state.co.us
303-866-6670

  • Review coordinator
    • Administrative Review Resource Management Tool
  • Liaison for fiscal management and financial reporting

Sara Silvernail, MS, RD -Training Supervisor

silvernail_s@cde.state.co.us
303-866-5985

  • Coordinates and oversees training and technical assistance programs
  • Coordinates dietetic interns
  • Liaison to Colorado School Nutrition Association (CSNA)


Megan Meermans -Grants Fiscal Analyst/Nutrition

meermans_m@cde.state.co.us
303-866-5692

  • Fiscal Management
  • USDA Reports

Jan Bodnar, RD -Program Specialist

bodnar_j@cde.state.co.us
303-866-6306

  • Charter Schools
  • Equipment Approval
  • Food Service Management Companies (FSMCs)
  • New School Food Authorities (SFAs)
  • Procurement

Sara Rose Foreman, RD -Program Specialist

foreman_s@cde.state.co.us
303-866-6650

  • Emergency/Disaster Feeding
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Special Milk Program


Julie Griffith, MPH, RD -Program Specialist

griffith_j@cde.state.co.us
303-866-6759

  • Free and Reduced Price Meals Process
  • Provisional Programs
    • Community Eligibility Provision
    • Provision 2
  • Residential Child Care Institutes (RCCIs)

Heather Hauswirth, RD -Program Specialist

hauswirth_h@cde.state.co.us
303-866-6871

  • HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC)
  • Nutrition Education
  • Team Nutrition
  • Wellness Policy

Kerri Link, MS, RD -Program Specialist

link_k@cde.state.co.us
303-866-3686

  • Administrator's Reference Manual (ARM)
  • Afterschool Care Snack Program (ACSP)
  • Advisory Council for School Nutrition (ACSN)
  • Directors' Conference
  • School Breakfast Program (SBP)
  • OSN Social Media


Amanda Mercer, MS, RD -Program Specialist

mercer_a@cde.state.co.us
303-866-6659

  • Competitive Foods / Smart Snacks in School
  • Meal Patterns
  • Nutrient Analysis
  • Special Dietary Needs

Ashley Moen, MS, RD -Program Specialist

moen_a@cde.state.co.us
303-866-6653

  • Civil Rights
  • Farm to School
  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Jennifer Otey, BA -Program Specialist

otey_j@cde.state.co.us
303-866-6450

  • Claim System
  • Direct Certification
  • District Contact Information
    • Thursday Update
  • Verification


Stacey Macklin, BS -Program Support

macklin_s@cde.state.co.us
303-866-6661

  • Administrative Duties
  • Advisory Council for School Nutrition (ACSN)
  • Program Support
  • Website Content Coordinator


 

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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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