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Office of School Nutrition

Our Mission

The Office of School Nutrition is committed to ensuring all school-aged children have equal access to healthy meals by supporting, training, and connecting Colorado’s child nutrition community.

Updates and Announcements

Meal Counting and Claiming 


Dietetic Internship Rotation

  • Supervised practice with the CDE Office of School Nutrition will expose interns to management practices in school food service operations. Interns can complete competencies in community, food service, management and nutrition education concentrations during supervised practice.  For information on partnering with the Office of School Nutrition on a dietetic internship rotation, visit the Dietetic Internship Rotation webpage or email Sara Rose Foreman.  


Verification Training

  • Online Verification Training is available on the Verification webpage. If no one from the school food authority (SFA) attended the in-person verification training, at lease one staff member per SFA must complete the online training by Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.
  • Verification Webinar - Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Target audience:  contact responsible for completing verification.
  • For additional information, please contact Rachael Burnham.


Turnip the Beet Award


National School Lunch Week - School Lunch: Recipes for Success - Oct. 9 - 13, 2017

Mark your calendars for National School Lunch Week, celebrating School Lunch: Recipes for Success, Oct. 9 – Oct. 13, 2017. Merchandise, logs and artwork and marketing resources are available at on the School Nutrition Association website. Send your celebration plans and pictures for publication in the Thursday Update, to Stacey Macklin.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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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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Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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