Jonathan Padia, Colorado Department of Education

Healthy Food Choices in Schools February 09, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF

Jon HeadshotJonathan Padia, RD joined the Colorado Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition in 2015 as a program specialist. He oversees meal patterns, menu planning, Residential Child Care Institutions, Smart Snacks and competitive foods for school districts in Colorado. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University. Prior to working with the CDE, Jon worked with El Paso County Public Health’s WIC program as a Registered Dietitian/Supervisor, a dietary consultant for the Family Crisis Center, and completed his dietetic internship at Tri-County Health Department. 

Connect with us

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Pinterest


This is where you can find research-based information from America's land-grant universities enabled by



This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.