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Advisory Council for School Nutrition (ACSN)

Please take a minute to complete the Advisory Council for School Nutrition (ACSN) survey  that was sent to all school food service directors on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  If you did not receive the survey, please contact Stacey Macklin for the survey link. The survey link will be open until Friday, May 30, 2014. - See more at:

The Advisory Council for School Nutrition (ACSN) will inform and advise the Colorado Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition (CDE/OSN) on development and implementation of Child Nutrition Programs and will serve as a resource for School Food Authorities (SFAs) within specific regions.

The CDE Office of School Nutrition (OSN) would like to thank those members of the Advisory Council for School Nutrition (ACSN) who are leaving their representative positions on the council.  These members, working since 2012, were instrumental in establishing the ACSN charter and mission, and served to insure the success of the ACSN.  These members provided invaluable service to districts they represented and to the OSN, and their dedication and committment has been greatly appreciated.

Joni Bilderbeck, Alamosa School District

Paula Buser, Littleton/Sheridan School District (previously Canon City)

Brent Craig, Douglas County School District

Michelle Hammond, Roaring Fork School District

Craig Schneider, Poudre School District

Naomi Steenson, Adams 12 School District

Ella Walker, Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind

Tammy Viers, Buena Vista School District

The OSN would also like to welcome the following members, who will be joining the ACSN for a two or three-year term:

Katie Dubois, Lewis-Palmer School District

Joella Carron, Mapleton School District

Sandra Mueller, Del Norte School District

Jim Rowan, Adams 14 School District

Jody Williams, Garfield 16 School District

Nicole Guenette, Hope Online


ACSN Representation

ACSN members bios and pictures (to be updated with new members)

List of ACSN member SFAs and SFAs represented

Regional ACSN Representation Map

Members of ACSN

NameRegion #SFAPhone #Email
Shelly Allen2St. Vrain Valley303-682-7255
Joella Carron1Mapleton
Amanda Cobb4Rocky Ford/East Otero719-383-0338
Kim Cotta7Ignacio970-563-0653
Jody Dennis -Williams12Garfield
Adam Gose10Fountain/Ft. Carson719-382-1333
Nicole Guenette11Hope
Sandy Guyette16Weld Co RE-1970-350-4267
Jill Kidd8Pueblo City719-549-7203
Sandra Mueller5Del
Steffiney Quick13Byers303-822-5292
Meta Riseling17Walsh719-324-5400
Jim Rowan3Adams
Beth Wallace9Cherry Creek720-886-7173
Kay Wernsman15RE-1 Valley970-522-0792


ACSN Best Practices

As part of the ACSN charter, members and their constituents will provide "Best Practices" from the field to be shared with all SFAs. From the ACSN meetings, the following "Best Practices" have been developed and suggested for use by SFAs:

ACSN Minutes




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