Open Data Portal
Access Food and Nutrition program data any time on the Texas Open Data Portal.
The Texas Open Data Portal is a web-based platform that allows members of the public to access datasets published by Texas government. It is also known as Data.Texas.Gov. Sponsored by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), the Texas Open Data Portal aims to promote government transparency, encourage citizen participation, and enable the efficient use of public resources.

What can be accessed from the Texas Open Data Portal?

Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has joined multiple state and local governments in adding their most commonly requested data in the form of datasets, maps, and data-based visualizations.

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Open data portal training

The tutorial guides you through the following:

  • TDA Open Data and TDA Data Overviews
  • Locating, filtering, and exporting TDA data on the Texas Open Data Portal
  • Basic data manipulation in Excel
TDA Data Overview - Food and Nutrition Program Open Data
Overview of datasets available for Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Programs.

Unless otherwise noted, TDA’s datasets provide site-level program participation, administrative contact, meal counts, and reimbursement information from TX-UNPS for School Nutrition Programs, Child and Adult Care Food Programs, and summer meal programs for program years 2015-2016 to present. Datasets for the most recent program year are updated regularly to ensure data accurately reflects changes characteristic of program progress.

If the data you’re looking for is not available on the Open Data Portal, use the Public Information Request contact to submit a request.

Finding TDA Food and Nutrition data on the Texas Open Data Portal

Each Food and Nutrition program has at least two datasets available for each program year:

    • Contacts and Program Participation
    • Meal Reimbursements

Data Overview pages help users find the appropriate TDA dataset and link users directly to the dataset of interest. Program-specific data overviews list the data fields and data descriptions available for each program dataset:


Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
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