F&N Resources
Boost Meal Appeal Initiative resources give menu planners the tools and ideas to create healthy meals that look appealing, taste great and comply with federal requirements.

Funding/Grants from organizations may help advance nutrition efforts in our schools and communities. 

Healthier CACFP Recognition Award expands and complements established efforts to improve early child care menus, nutrition education, physical activity and the child care environment.

Lessons Learned reports provide a summary of mistakes made (findings) which are discovered during administrative, desk and site compliance reviews.

MENU Module offers nutritional analysis software for CE's participating in National School Lunch Program. 

National Disqualified List provides information the moment it is entered by the state agencies, thereby ensuring CEs have accurate up-to-date information when hiring new staff or adding sites and/or providers.

Program Integrity TDA developed a superhero concept to illustrate the inner strength that comes from adhering to the principles of Program Integrity. TDA Food and Nutrition Captain Integrity Character

Public Information Requests Tips for Submitting Your Public Information Request

Texas Farm Fresh engages young minds to make strong, sustainable connections to local foods, farmers and ranchers. 

Tools & Links for food and nutrition programs.  

Training for Online Education and Self Study, Classroom Training and Introductory Training for New CACFP Contractors

TX-UNPS Program Resources on using TX-UNPS in School Nutrition Programs (SNP). Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Food Distribution Programs (FDP).

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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