Contact Food and Nutrition
Phone, Email or Send a Letter to TDA Food and Nutrition

TDA Food and Nutrition administers 12 federal nutrition programs serving millions of Texans. Anyone with questions about these programs or the meals served can use the information below to learn more or get answers to questions.

Contact Information
(877) TEX MEAL (839-6325)
Fax (888) 203-6593

Mailing Address
Texas Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 12847
Austin, Texas 78711-2847
 Physical Address
Texas Department of Agriculture
1700 North Congress Avenue, 10th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701
 TDA Fraud Prevention Coordinator

Email Addresses for Contacting TDA with Specific Questions about Program Operations

TDA Food and Nutrition created email addresses for the federal nutrition programs it administers and areas in those programs that generate the most questions. While contracting entities operating federal nutrition programs should utilize the Education Service Center (ESC) as the main point of contact, TDA can help with specific program questions. 

Contracting entities partnering with TDA in federal nutrition programs can use the following email addresses to get technical assistance for program operations.

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Questions about Program Applications

Questions about Program Operations

Questions about Program Flexibilities/Waivers

Questions about Financial Issues

Regional Offices
There are five area offices that can provide assistance and answer program-related questions for both current and new contracting entities for child and adult nutrition programs.

Click the map to view a list of counties in each region.

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Texas County Map

Region 1 - El Paso Office

Lubbock Satellite Office

Region 2 - Dallas/Ft. Worth Office

Region 3 - Houston Office

Region 4 - San Antonio Office

Austin Satellite Office

Region 5 - San Juan Office

Filing a Complaint

People who need to file a complaint with Food and Nutrition (F&N) at the Texas Department of Agriculture should use this form.

Download Form: Word doc thumbnail for complaint form  

People who need to file a complaint about USDA Foods (commodities) should use this form:

Download Form: Word doc thumbnail for USDA Foods Complaint Form PDF thumbnail for USDA Foods Complaint Form
Download Instructions: Word doc thumbnail for USDA Complaint Instructions PDF thumbnail for USDA Complaint Instructions

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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Texas Department of Agriculture

Commissioner Sid Miller

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