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Healthy School Meals for All 

The Healthy School Meals for All ballot initiative passed in the November general election, which means that public School Food Authorities participating in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs in the 2023-24 school year may choose to opt in to the Healthy School Meals for All program. Opting into this program includes:

  • Notifying the CDE School Nutrition Unit of participation during next year’s application renewal.
  • Participating in the Community Eligibility Provision and implementing School Breakfast and National School Lunch programs at all qualifying CEP schools.
  • Providing free meals to all students enrolled in all school sites that participate in the School Breakfast or National School Lunch Program.

Pending approval for the direct cert-medicaid pilot, in School Year 2024-25, SFAs may also choose to receive funding for front line kitchen staff wage increases or stipends and incentives to purchase local food.

Sponsors are encouraged to watch the recording of the November On the Menu Session and view the November On the Menu Slides (PDF) to learn more about the Healthy School Meals for All program.

For questions, reference this Healthy School Meals for All FAQ or contact Kerri Link at link_k@cde.state.co.us or 720-660-5499.


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Retirement Certificates

CDE School Nutrition Unit provides certificates of appreciation for retiring food service employees. Please email Vivien Skrupskis and provide the following information to request a retirement certificate: employee name, position or title, years of service, district or school, date (month) to be displayed on certificate, and mailing address for certificate. Please plan ahead and allow a minimum of five days for mailing.