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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 and any accessibility needs.

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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 

On the Menu Monthly Calls

Upcoming dates-  Jan. 28 and Feb. 25

  • Held the last Thursday of each month from 2-3 p.m. MST
  • The same registration link is used for each call. Either register in advance or click this link to join the call. 
  • Topics are determined monthly based on School Food Authority/sponsor requests
  • Complete this online form to submit topics for discussion

Colorado School Nutrition Unit and LiveWell Colorado (now Nourish Colorado!)  Meal Quality Training #2

Join us for our second in a four part series of interactive meal quality trainings! Training #2 is designed to highlight ways that you can use things like fresh produce and homemade salad dressings within the meals you serve no matter what type of meal service you are doing. It is also focused on evaluating varying presentation techniques, ideas for special diets, and examining best practices and creative ways to efficiently assemble your meals. Food Service Directors and Kitchen Managers would both benefit from attending this training. We are constantly working to design engaging and interactive trainings that are built off of your participation, even virtually! We look forward to ‘seeing’ you!

  • Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MST
  • To register for this training, please click this link
  •  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
  • Chef Fez and Chef Jessica from Nourish Colorado 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.