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SCHOOL/CHILD NUTRITION OVERVIEW

 
Thank you for visiting the Region 17 Child Nutrition website.  Everyone plays a role in teaching children the 3E's of Healthy Living — Education, Exercise and Eating Right. 

Child Nutrition is administered through the Texas Department of Agriculture. The Texas Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Division administers 12 federal child and special nutrition programs for the State of Texas. TDA supports providers of nutrition assistance by helping ensure accountability and the efficient use of taxpayer dollars to nourish Texans in need. These nutrition programs exemplify "eating right" for Texans of every age and background and help them build a bridge to success.  TDA resources are available online @ Squaremeals.org. 

The Child Nutrition program at Region 17 is a service provided to all school districts throughout the region and is designed to provide information, technical assistance, and support for program compliance, nutrition and management. Assistance is available through workshops, training sessions, and direct on-site contact with child nutrition program personnel and administrators. A major function is the safe, efficient, and effective operation of the school/child nutrition program. 

In addition, districts are offered the opportunity to participate in the multi-regional West Texas Food Service Cooperative.  WTFSC operates two components, food purchasing and commodity processing, that assist participating members to administer fiscally sound food service operation while providing appealing, nutritious meals. 

 


CONTACT INFORMATION:
1111 W. Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416
806/792-4000
FAX 806/799-8630
Tricia Hays
Child Nutrition Specialist -Schools/RCCIs
806/281-5835
e-mail: thays@esc17.net
Katherine Albus
Child Nutrition Specialist - Schools/RCCIs
806/281-5809
e-mail: kalbus@esc17.net
Karen Chapman
Child Nutrition Specialist - Schools/RCCIs
806/281-5885
e-mail: karenchapman@esc17.net
Agnes Sauceda
Support Staff
806/281-5803 
e-mail: asauceda@esc17.net
Tarrah Moreno
Child Nutrition Specialist - CACFP & SFSP
806/281-5811
e-mail: tamoreno@esc17.net

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

 (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

We are passionately committed to developing and nurturing healthy, thriving learning communities across Region 17 by guiding and supporting schools in their quest for excellence.

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