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Child Nutrition


Child Nutrition Summer Workshop July 23-25, 2024

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Education Service Centers (ESCs) partner with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and stand ready to provide the resources and technical assistance contracting entities need to excel in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast Program, SFSP and CACFP.

ESCs offer school food authorities complete, no-cost training and technical assistance services funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by TDA.  When your nutrition team needs assistanced or training for anything from menu planning to claim filing, ESCs are equipped to provide technical assistance in the form of workshops, labs, on-site sessions, community activities and more.

Region 5 Child Nutrition Services provide school districts, charter schools, and Child and Adult Care Facilitites (CACFP) with a comprehensive range of technical services designed to assist child nutrition staff in schols to meet federal, state, and local program requirement of the United States Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program.  

Our services include:

  • AR preparation and Administrative Review
  • Procurement Review
  • AR corrective action plan support
  • Customized trainings for districts and charters
  • Nutrient Analysis, review and improvement plan support
  • Program management workshops
  • Provide technical assistance to CACFP 
  • Resource Library
  • Summer conferences for food service personnel
  • TDA Summer Feeding Program
  • TASN certification courses
  • Technical support
  • Training and guidance regarding meal eligibity requirements
  • USDA/TDA updates

The  Goal of the Child Nutrition Services is to provide information, support, and services that will promote the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs to impact student health and readiness to learn.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:






This institution is an equal opportunity provider.         



CNP Team

Michelle Johnson
Program Coordinator
(409) 951-1791

Barbara Bell
Program Specialist
(409) 951-1712

Wanda Burlison
Program Technician
(409) 951-1705

Christi Gentz
Program Assistant
(409) 951-1707