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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


Advisory Council for School Nutrition (ACSN) Meeting

The summer ACSN will be meeting on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Cherry Creek School District.  Please visit the ACSN web page for information on the council mission, along with details on members, regions they represent and past ACSN meetings.  Contact your ACSN representative to provide your  input and feedback regarding topics that are important to the implementation of Child Nutrition Programs in your school food authority. 


Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program

For a list of school food authorities and school sites that are mandated to participate in the Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program in school year 2017-2018, please visit the link to  Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program mandated sites for school year 2017-2018 on the Breakfast After the Bell webpage.


Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

The 2017 CEP Annual Notification of Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) Districtwide (xlsx)  has been published to the Office of School Nutrition website as of April 13, 2017.  Notification of eligible and near-eligible LEAs will be posted to the website as of Monday, May 1, 2017.  LEAs must provide a notification of intent to implement CEP district-wide, for a group of schools or for an individual school to the Office of School Nutrition by Friday, June 30, 2017 - no extensions on this notification will be granted.  For more information, view the CEP Data Reporting Guidance (DOC).


Farm to School

April is National Garden Month and the National Farm to School Network Resource Library provides information to help get your garden growing and students engaging in hands-on learning. 


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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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