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Colorado Department of Education Professional Development

The School Nutrition Unit offers online, in-person and webinar trainings to increase school nutrition professionals’ skills and knowledge in operating child nutrition programs. These trainings provide USDA Professional Standards hours and count as Continuing Education Units (CEU) for the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credential. Please contact, Alicia Grove, at or 720-795-2038, for questions about School Nutrition training offerings.

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Online Trainings

On demand professional development opportunities

These resources are self-paced and can include online learning modules, archived webinar recordings, and more. They are also mobile accessible.

In Person Trainings

Upcoming professional development opportunities

These opportunities are scheduled in-person trainings hosted by CDE School Nutrition.

Upcoming Webinars 

Colorado School Nutrition Unit and LiveWell Colorado Meal Quality Training #1

Join us for our first in a four part series of interactive meal quality trainings! Training #1 will review food safety basics during COVID-19, help districts identify and build their communication and marketing strategy, and discuss and learn new ways to set your team up for success through partnerships, equipment, and meal prep ideas. Each of the four trainings will focus on meal quality and build upon the prior training, but each one can be attended on their own. These trainings are designed to be engaging, interactive, and are created based on topics discussed with directors around the state.

  • Wednesday, September 30 from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm MST
  • To join the webinar, please click this link
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
  • Chef Fez and Chef Jessica from LiveWell will be available from 12:30 - 1:30 for any tech support 

Recorded Webinars

Please contact Alicia Grove for mobile-friendly versions of the recorded webinars. 

At-A-Glance Training Calendar

Download the School Nutrition At-A-Glance Training Schedule for School Year 2019-20. This document includes a monthly training schedule, brief training descriptions, and upcoming training dates. Please note that training times and locations are subject to change.

Training Requests

CDE School Nutrition offers training and technical assistance outside of announced and regional trainings. Complete and submit the Training and Technical Assistance Request Form and School Nutrition staff will follow-up with your request.