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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:
Lead Phone Number: 303-866-6661


Office Responsibilities

Jane C. Brand, RD, SNS -Director

Brehan Riley, MS, RD -Program Manager

Lyza Shaw, MS -Business Operations Manager

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

Sara Silvernail, MS, RD -Training Supervisor

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

Megan Meermans -Grants Fiscal Analyst/Nutrition

  • Fiscal Management
  • USDA Reports

Jan Bodnar, RD -Program Specialist

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

Sara Rose Foreman, RD -Program Specialist

  • 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

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

Heather Hauswirth, RD -Program Specialist

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

Kerri Link, MS, RD -Program Specialist

  • 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

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

Ashley Moen, MS, RD -Program Specialist

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

Jennifer Otey, BA -Program Specialist

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

Stacey Macklin, BS -Program Support

  • 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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CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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