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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.
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.
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.
IMPORTANT DATES AND TRAININGS
Click the arrows to browse the upcoming deadlines and trainings being offered each month.
Click the links below each training title to be directed to the registration page and to view more detailed information.
Federal regulations require the state agency administering the School Nutrition Programs to evaluate a Contracting Entity’s (CE) compliance with state and federal program regulations at least once during a three-year cycle. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Administrative Review (AR) replaces the Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) in assessing Contracting Entity (CE) compliance with the administration of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and other school nutrition programs. The AR is a three-year review cycle. The second cycle began July 1, 2016.
Cotton Center ISD
Hale Center ISD
Jayton-Girard ISD Klondike ISD
Borden County ISD
Garza County Klondike ISD
Procurement Review Resources
Federal regulations require the state agency administering the School Nutrition Programs to evaluate a Contracting Entity’s (CE) compliance with state and federal program regulations at least once during a three-year cycle. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Administrative Review (AR) replaces the Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) in assessing Contracting Entity (CE) compliance with the administration of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and other school nutrition programs. The AR is a three year review cycle. The second cycle began July 1, 2016.
Borden County ISD
Cotton Center ISD Dawson ISD-Welch Floydada ISD Garza County Hale Center ISD Jayton-Girard ISD
CYCLE MENU TOOLKIT
The Cycle Menu Toolkit was developed through a cooperative effort of Regional Child Nutrition Specialists at Education Service Centers 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18.
This cycle menu toolkit was developed and produced with federal funds for entities participating in USDA Child Nutrition Programs as a menu planning tool. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means for profit.
These materials and training services are provided through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Division (TDA) funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (USDA).
Check this page for food safety training information and resources. If your district has any resources that might be helpful to others, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Safety Training
DSHS Approved Food Manager Options
DSHS Food Manager FAQs
DSHS Approved Food Handler Options
DSHS Food Handler FAQs
ServSafe: Restaurant Reopening
Food Handler Solutions
The ICN: Practice Safe Hygiene and Cleaning
Squaremeals Fall Planning Resources
The ICN Coronavirus Prevention
School Food Handler COVID-19 Resources
"TIPS for School Meals that Rock" Facebook Group
School Food Handler SOP Templates for COVID-19
The ICN Food Safety SOPs
Food Safety Insert and Label Templates
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.
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: How to File a Complaint, 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:
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Region 17 Education Service Center
1111 West Loop 289 | Lubbock, TX 79416
Voice: 806-792-4000 | Fax: 806-792-1523
Business Hours: Monday-Friday | 8:00 am.- 5:00pm.
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