September 15, 2022
Important Deadlines are Approaching!
All CACFP renewing CEs must have an approvable application submitted; CACFP renewing CEs whose applications cannot be approved as submitted as of December 1, 2022, will be declared Serious Deficient (SD).
Contact your CACFP Specialist should you have any questions or need technical assistance completing your application.
Do You Need a Menu Template?
TDA's creative new calendar menu templates include a monthly theme to "get in gear with a healthy school meal," helping to inform and engage students and families about school meals. English and Spanish files are available through the links below.
Individual Calendar - English_8.18.22.zip
Individual Calendar - Spanish 082522.zip
(To open the files, click on the link above. Then click on "download" to access the zip files.)
Save the date – FREE Farm Fresh Summit 2022!
Education Service Center Region 11, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), will present our second annual Farm Fresh Summit on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. This summit will discuss innovative ways to grow and include fresh foods in our children's diets, purchase the product directly from the source (procure), and learn how to support our local producers.
Join us as we bring together local producers — including farmers, farmer's markets, cattle/dairy/produce farmers, and TDA experts — to meet program operators (schools and Child and Adult Food Care Programs). The day will include a general session and breakouts on various topics, such as
- produce safety,
- fresh herbs,
- Agrilife curriculum on how to incorporate it into the schoolroom setting with "Junior Master Gardeners (JMG) Learn, Grow, Eat & Go!,"
- TDA resources,
- and so much more!
State Fair Celebrity Chef
Who Do I Call When I Have Questions?
ESC Region 11 Child Nutrition
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