C.R.S. Section 22-82.7-103
Start smart nutrition program

  • creation
  • administration
  • objectives


There is hereby created the start smart nutrition program to ensure that each student in Colorado public schools and facility schools has an opportunity to begin each day with a nutritious breakfast.


The department shall administer the program in accordance with the procedures developed by the department pursuant to section 22-82.7-106.


The objectives of the program are to:


Appropriate moneys from the state budget to eliminate the reduced price paid by Colorado students participating in the school breakfast program and to offset the costs incurred by facility schools in providing the school breakfast program to students who are receiving educational services from the facility schools;


Increase the number of Colorado students who consume a nutritious breakfast each day;


Decrease statewide health-care costs by improving the health of school-age children;


Lessen students’ risk of obesity by providing nutritious breakfast options;


Encourage charter schools, school districts, and facility schools to participate in the school breakfast program;


Increase students’ consumption of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, vitamins A and C, calcium, protein, fiber, and iron; and


Make breakfast more accessible to underprivileged students.

Source: Section 22-82.7-103 — Start smart nutrition program - creation - administration - objectives, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-22.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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