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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 


Hear about program successes and challenges from sponsors and share ideas about training needs for 2020


Learn how to accurately report data fields within the verification collection report.

Recorded Webinars

Income Verification Webinar Recording

Participants learn about the verification process including annual requirements. 

October 1 Count/Free Lunch Webinar Recording

Participants learn about October count submission and the importance of reporting free lunch eligibility accurately.

Local Food Program Webinar Recording 

Participants learn about application instructions and requirements for the Local Food Program.

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.

Please e-mail Vivien Skrupskis for more information about the Resource Lending Library