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The TDA Food and Nutrition Division recently simplified navigation for Use this helpful information sheet to quickly find your way around the website changes.

Extension of Nationwide Waivers for Summer Meals

On March 9, 2021, USDA extended several nationwide waiver flexibilities for the summer meals programs until school resumes at the end of summer. TDA opted into the extensions. Note that these waiver extensions apply to SFSP and SSO only. Waivers for CACFP have not been extended beyond June 30, 2021 at this time.

Redistribution of Pounds

After June 30, 2021, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will conduct a redistribution of pounds for all Contracting Entity (CE) accounts participating in USDA Foods for further Processing. Through this process, TDA will redistribute all CE inventories into the State accounts. State account pounds will be made available to cover any delayed deliveries, and the remaining balances will be applied towards future truck ordering. Click for more information.

2021/2022 CACFP Input Workgroup - Call for Applications

Applications for the 2021/2022 CACFP Input Group are now open. Every other month, Input Workgroup members meet virtually to gather input and discuss the current challenges and opportunities for CACFP in Texas. The input and feedback from these meetings help guide TDA as we work to provide the resources and trainings CACFP CEs need to successfully operate the CACFP in Texas. Click here to learn more about the CACFP Input Workgroup. Applications are due on Friday, April 23, 2021.

Coronavirus Updates for Contracting Entities

The Texas Department of Agriculture has received some waivers from USDA to support the continued operation of meal service in response to coronavirus. Other waivers are not yet approved. Any information regarding USDA waivers related to meal service will be available at along with further instructions.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement – Revision Notice

ACTION REQUIRED: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service recently updated its Civil Rights webpage resulting in changes to the internal hyperlinks within the Nondiscrimination Statement (NDS) as well as the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form. If you have not done so already, please update the electronic versions of the NDS with the English and/or Spanish versions. These changes were required to be completed no later than January 31, 2021.

Meal Pattern Requirements for SY 2020-2021

A federal court ruling earlier this year has reversed several NSLP/SBP meal pattern flexibilities. As a result the following meal pattern changes are effective immediately. Follow this link for more information.

“And Justice for All” Poster

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will not be taking “And Justice For All..." (AJFA) poster orders through TX-UNPS and will not be distributing posters to contracting entities (CE). Locally printed paper copies AJFA posters may substituted as necessary.

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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