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Child Nutrition


Region 6 Education Service Center Food and Nutrition Services provides school districts, charter schools, RCCi’s, private non-profit schools as well as Child and Adult Care Food Programs with a comprehensive range of technical assistance services designed to help our clients meet federal, state, and local program requirements under the direction of the Texas Department of Agriculture and the United State Department of Agriculture.

The ESC staff is here to help our clients operate food service programs efficiently, effectively and within the state and federal program regulations. Technical assistance and professional development is offered in but not limited to the following:

  • Program design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Program compliance including assistance with the preparation for Administrative Reviews
  • Sound financial practices
  • Program documentation and reporting
  • Culinary skills in making meals appealing, tasteful, and acceptable according to guidelines

All services in this program are provided free of charged except for course where certifications are offered and a fee is charged for the certification and all program activities are funded by the Texas Department of Agriculture.


Dina Herrick
Child Nutrition Program Specialist

Cindy Scott
Child Nutrition Program Specialist
(936) 435-8234

Julie Smith
Child Nutrition Program Specialist 
Phone 936-435-8238

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Coronavirus Updates

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:, 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:

(1)    mail:        U.S. Department of Agriculture

                        Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                        1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                        Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)    fax:          (202) 690-7442; or

(3)    email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.