Education Service Centers

Education Service Centers Support TDA Programs


The Texas Legislature created Education Service Centers to help schools in each of their 20 regions improve student performance, operate efficiently and comply with government regulations. Through a partnership with the 20 ESCs, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) provides regional training and support for contracting entities (CEs) operating the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program. The Texas Education Agency oversees ESC operations.

ESC specialists support TDA CEs’ efforts to serve healthy and appealing meals in federal nutrition programs while adhering to state and federal regulations. As regional representatives for TDA Food and Nutrition, ESCs can respond quickly to questions and provide technical assistance locally. ESCs maintain training facilities in each region that can accommodate CE training workshops while limiting travel time for TDA partners. There are no fees and no contracts for TDA partners accessing ESC services. 

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STEP ONE Click here to find the ESC that serves your county.

STEP TWO Click the Texas image for ESC contact information.

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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:, 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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Texas Department of Agriculture

Commissioner Sid Miller