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Child Nutrition


Education Service Centers (ESCs) partner with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and stand ready to provide the resources and technical assistance contracting entities need to excel in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast Program, SFSP and CACFP.


ESCs offer school food authorities complete, no-cost training and technical assistance services funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by TDA.  When your nutrition team needs assistanced or training for anything from menu planning to claim filing, ESCs are equipped to provide technical assistance in the form of workshops, labs, on-site sessions, community activities and more.

Region 5 Child Nutrition Services provide school districts, charter schools, and Child and Adult Care Facilitites (CACFP) with a comprehensive range of technical services designed to assist child nutrition staff in schols to meet federal, state, and local program requirement of the United States Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program.  

Our services include:

  • AR preparation and Administrative Review
  • Procurement Review
  • AR corrective action plan support
  • Customized trainings for districts and charters
  • Nutrient Analysis, review and improvement plan support
  • Program management workshops
  • Provide technical assistance to CACFP 
  • Resource Library
  • Summer conferences for food service personnel
  • TDA Summer Feeding Program
  • TASN certification courses
  • Technical support
  • Training and guidance regarding meal eligibity requirements
  • USDA/TDA updates

The  Goal of the Child Nutrition Services is to provide information, support, and services that will promote the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs to impact student health and readiness to learn.



 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:, 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:

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CNP Team

Concetta Rollins
Program Coordinator
(409) 951-1876

Barbara Bell
Program Specialist
(409) 951-1712

Wanda Burlison
Program Technician
(409) 951-1705

Christi Gentz
Program Assistant
(409) 951-1707