School Nutrition Program Update


Disaster Relief due to Severe Weather

The Texas Department of Agriculture is monitoring the impacts of the Texas Severe Winter Storm.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) manages statewide disaster coordination and responds to disaster events. To support this effort, TDA provides food, as requested, to organizations like Food Banks and the Red Cross to support in-need individuals.

At the local level, schools may serve as emergency shelters if they have been approved to operate as an emergency shelter within their city plans. Guidance for school shelters serving USDA Foods can be found here.

Schools and other meal service operators that are able to safely provide meal service, may continue to do so. Guidance for meal program operators impacted by the severe weather can be found here. Federal flexibilities granted help support meal operators continue meal service to eligible participants.

Deadline Extension for FSMC Contracts

TDA has extended the deadline to February 25, 2021, for FSMC submissions due to the inclement weather. Districts required to rebid FSMC contracts due to noncompliance may submit templates to TDA through March 8, 2021. Solicitation documents may not be posted prior to TDA approval.

February Zoom Sessions

Region 6 ESC CNP

R6 CN Specialists

Julie Dorman

Child Nutrition Program Specialist, SNP/SSO


Cindy Scott

Child Nutrition Program Specialist, SNP/SSO


Dina Herrick

Child Nutrition Program Specialist, CACFP/SFSP


This guidance is not considered all-inclusive.

  • Please see for further guidance.
  • Note: If TDA makes changes to the website direct links in this announcement may become void.

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