Welcome to the new dese.mo.gov. We hope you enjoy the new and improved website, and we welcome your feedback.

News and Updates

2014 Recently Hired/New Position Training

2014-2015 Scheduled Administrative Reviews 

Flexibility for Whole Grain-Rich Pasta in School Years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 

Deputy Under Secretary Thornton Letter

Opportunity for a Free Salad Bar
While there is growing awareness of the health and educational benefits that salad bars provide to kids, many schools are unable to afford the basic equipment needed to adopt this strategy. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is committed to helping schools make this positive change.  The DHSS has funding to provide 40 Missouri schools with a new salad bar.  Any schools participating in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast program are eligible to apply, however those with over 60% of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will receive preference.  Applications are due August 15th.  For more information about this opportunity please contact Pat Simmons at pat.simmons@health.mo.gov or 573-522-2843.

2014-2015 Free and Reduced Price Application and Direct Certification Information and Procedures  

2014-2015 Annual Attestation of Compliance with Meal Pattern Requirements

Equipment Assistance Grant

2014-2015 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable

The 2014 Summer Workshop registration link is below.  The deadline for registration is June 5, 2014.

Documents for 6 Cent Certification Compliance can be submitted via the School Food Services web application system.  Instructions for completing and submitting the worksheets are available in a presentation format at the below link: