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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.

Office of School Nutrition (OSN) home page

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

  • Assists with the financial management aspects of the Child Nutrition Program
  • Coordinates the Resource Management section of the Administrative Review
  • Liaison for fiscal management and financial reporting
  • Procurement

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

Amanda Mercer, MS, RD -Review Administrator

  • Coordinates Administrative Review Process
  • Lead for nutrient analysis protocols

Jan Bodnar, RD -Program Specialist

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

Sara Rose Foreman, RD -Program Specialist

  • Afterschool Care Snack Program (ACSP)
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)

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

  • Interim - Smart Snacks and Competitive Foods
  • HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC)
  • Nutrition Education
  • Smarter Lunchrooms
  • Team Nutrition
  • Wellness Policy

Kerri Link, MS, RD -Program Specialist

  • Civil Rights
  • Farm to School
  • Interim - Menu planning and meal patterns
  • Special Dietary Needs
  • Special Milk Program
  • Procurement

Ashley Moen, MS, RD -Program Specialist

  • Emergency/Disaster Feeding
  • Seamless Summer Option (SSO)
  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Jennifer Otey, BA -Program Specialist

  • Claim System
  • Direct Certification
  • Independent Review of Applications
  • Renewals
  • Thursday Update
  • Verification

TBD -Program Specialist

  • Alternate Point of Sale (POS)
  • Competitive Foods
  • Meal Patterns
  • Offer versus Serve

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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