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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


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CDE Office of School Nutrition Staff

Jane C. Brand, RD, SNS - Director

  • Manages all Child Nutrition Programs administered by CDE; determines program goals and objectives.
  • Formulates, interprets and implements state and federal statutes, rules and regulations for the Child Nutrition Programs
  • Provides leadership and expertise in planning, developing, promoting, implementing, and evaluating Child Nutrition Programs
  • Oversees budgets related to federal and state funding

Brehan Riley, MS, RD, SNS -  Program Manager

  • Monitors statewide implementation of the school meal programs.
  • Assists in program implementation, develops policies to enforce program goals/objectives, evaluates program data to ensure program goals/objectives are being met, and enforces all program regulations.
  • Resolves issues regarding interpretation and implementation of federal regulations. Provides input on proposed federal and state regulations.
  • Coordinates dietetic interns

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
  • Liaison to Colorado School Nutrition Association (CSNA)

Amanda Mercer, MS, RD -Review Administrator

  • Coordinates Administrative Review Process
  • Lead for nutrient analysis protocols

Ashley Moen, MS, RD - Summer Food Service Program Administrator

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

Megan Meermans -Grants Fiscal Analyst/Nutrition

  • Fiscal Management
  • USDA Reports

Jan Bodnar, RD -Program Specialist

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

Rachael Downs, BS-Program Specialist
Phone: 303-866-6450

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

  • Claim System
  • Provisional Programs
    • Community Eligibility Provision
    • Provision 2
  • Residential Child Care Institutes (RCCIs)

Heather Hauswirth, RD - Program Specialist

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

Kerri Link, MS, RD - Program Specialist

  • Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program
  • Civil Rights
  • Farm to School
  • Special Dietary Needs
  • Special Milk Program
  • Procurement

Jonathan Padia, RD - Program Specialist

  • Alternate Point of Sale (POS)
  • Meal Patterns
  • Menu Planning
  • Offer versus Serve
  • Smart Snacks and Competitive Foods

Stacey Macklin, BS - Program Support

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

Katie Jackson, BS - Nutrition Consultant

  • Administrative Reviews

Tammie Rempe, MA, RD - Nutrition Consultant

  • Administrative Reviews

Lynne Torpy, RD - Nutrition Consultant

  • Administrative Reviews

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201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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