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Child Nutrition


The Child Nutrition Service Area at Region 16 is administered through the Texas Department of Agriculture. This service is provided to all participating school districts, private schools, residential child care institutions, day care centers, and adult day care centers throughout the region.  We provide technical assistance and support for program compliance, USDA meal pattern and financial management. Assistance is available through virtual or in-person training sessions, as well as, on-site assistance with child nutrition program personnel and administrators. These nutrition programs exemplify "eating right" for Texans of every age and background and help them build a bridge to success. 



Child Nutrition Team

School Year 2023-2024 Trainings

October 25, 2023 - CACFP Meal Pattern for All Ages - Session Completed
October 26, 2023 -  CACFP Whole Grain Rich - Session Completed
November 8, 2023 - CACFP Planning Nutritious Meals and Snacks - Session Completed
November 9, 2023 - CACFP Special Diets - Session Completed
November 14, 2023 - CACFP AR Information - Session Completed
January 24, 2024 - CACFP Meal Production Records - Session Completed
March 27, 2024 - Food Safety (CACFP) - Session Completed
March 28, 2024 - Tiering, Serious Deficiency, & NDL (CACFP) - Session Completed
November 18, 2023 - Session Completed
January 31, 2024 - Session Completed
September 12 - Session Completed
October 17th - Session Completed
November 14th  - Session Completed
December 8th  - Session Completed
January 25, 2024 - Session Completed
March 7, 2024 - Session Completed
April 17, 2024 - Session Completed
May 20, 2024 - Session 997413
November 16, 2023  - Session Completed
October 3-4, 2023 - Session Completed
You must attend both days to receive 12 hours of credit:
December 7, 2023 - Session Completed
February 22, 2024 - Session Completed
July 17, 2024 
February 14, 2024 - Session Completed
March 6, 2024 - Session completed
December 5, 2023 - Session Completed
Zoom Session - 997291
In- Person Session - 996682
February 27, 2024 - Session Completed
October 10th -  Getting Started (RA 101 - RA 103) - Session Completed
October 12th -  Getting Started (RA 101- RA 103) -  Session Completed
October 24th - WBSCM Account Set-Up (RA  105 & RA 106) - Session Completed
October 26th - WBSCM Account Set-Up (RA  105 & RA 106) - Session Completed
February 1, 2024 - Both labs are the same 
  • USDA Foods / WBSCM Lab (AM) - Session Completed
  • USDA Foods / WBSCM Lab (PM) -  Session Completed 

School Nutrition Programs Resources

Cycle Menu Toolkit - Coming Soon!
USDA | TDA Non-Discrimination Statement
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 the alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
1. mail:
US 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.