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Meal Appeal for School Nutrition Programs
NEW Holiday Meal Celebration Suggestions:
Holiday meals may look different this year with supply chain issues. Use these suggestions to create a memorable holiday experience for your students.

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Meal Appeal Initiative for National School Lunch Program (NSLP) consists of easy-to-use information and resources that provide child nutrition professionals inspiration and tools to create healthy meals that look appealing, taste great, and comply with school nutrition guidelines.

The result, more children embracing the 3E’s of Healthy Living – Education, Exercise and Eating Right, and a stronger Texas.

If you would like to share quick tips, ideas or resources for how to boost meal appeal, please email

NEW Meal Appeal Training!

The training provides more meal appeal tips for school meals to be used with the Meal Appeal Toolkit below.
Click here to access!
Meal Appeal Training
Download the Top 10 Easy Wins to boost your meal appeal for NSLP lunches!
NSLP Top 10 Wins
Download the Top 10 Easy Wins to boost your meal appeal for SBP breakfasts!
SBP Top 10 Wins
We've made it EVEN EASIER for you to boost your meal appeal!

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Meal Appeal Toolkit for NSLP
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January April

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:

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The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) lists these resources and providers as a service to school nutrition professionals.
This list does not constitute an endorsement or verification of accuracy on the part of TDA.