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Farewell TXUNPS - Welcome TANS

Published: 45 days ago
" TDA announces the development of a new nutritional system, Texas Automated Nutrition System, coming Program Year 26.
At MegaCon, TDA announced the development of a new nutritional system called the Texas Automated Nutrition System (TANS).  TANS is a web-based system that brings current technology, modern software and simplifies the user experience.  TANS will be directly managed by TDA which will allow for the flexibility to adapt to regulatory changes more easily.

Beginning with program year 2026, program sponsors, ESC users, and TDA staff will administer nutrition programs through TANS.  Management of applications, claims, monitoring and compliance, reporting and other administrative functions will be in TANS for the following programs:
  • School Nutrition Programs
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • Summer Meal Programs
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
  • Special Milk Program
  • Food Distribution Program

Updates, guidance, and resources related to the transition can be found on SquareMeals/TANS, in upcoming newsletters, and through program sponsor calls. Click here to visit the introductory TANS page.


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

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