Region 8 Child Nutrition & Adult Feeding Programs
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Region 8 Education Service Center
Child Nutrition & Adult And Child Day Care Centers
Region 8 ESC’s Child Nutrition Program provides school districts, as well as Child and Adult Day Care Food Programs with a comprehensive range of technical services designed to assist our contracting entities to meet federal, state and local program requirements under the direction of the United States Department of Agriculture and Texas Department of Agriculture.
Through Region 8 ESC’s Child Nutrition Program the districts and staff in Region 8 are provided the latest information from the Texas Department of Agriculture, technical assistance, and professional development.
Region 8 ESC child nutrition staff provides technical assistance to National School Lunch and Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Food Programs participants in preparation for Administrative Review, training during the school year and also offers summer workshops for administrative and campus child nutrition personnel. Technical assistance efforts may be supported by on-site visits, telephone calls, faxes, emails, etc.
Region 8 workshops cover many areas, included but not limited to, Financial Reports, Healthier US School Challenge, Community Eligibility guidance, Food Production Records, Scratch Cooking, Famer to School and Farm to School.
Through our workshops, your staff will receive information that will strengthen their knowledge to help assist with the districts program performance of the contracting entity.
**ATTENTION: ALL CONTRACTING ENTITIES**
The new "Declare or Decline COVID-19 Meal Service Waiver Options Form" must be submitted by ALL CEs to indicate plans to use or not use waivers as described in the Form Instructions and the COVID-19 FAQs.
USA Rice Federation- a newsletter designed specifically for school nutrition professionals! The quarterly newsletter includes rice-centric recipes with crediting information, education materials designed for students, general nutrition or foodservice tips, and rice recipes to make at home!
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Services We Offer
The School Nutrition Program staff at ESC-08 is available to assist all entities.
Community Eligibility Provision
Corrective Action Plan Support
Counting and Claiming
Culinary Skills Training
Direct Certification/Direct Verification
Farm Fresh Initiative: Garden-Based Learning
Farm Fresh Introduction
Farm Fresh Initiative: Local Products Challenge
Financial and Inventory Management
Food Production Records
Food Buying Guide
Fundamentals of United States Department of Agriculture Foods for National School Lunch Program
Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point
Managing Food Allergies in School Nutrition
Meal Appeal and Presentation
Meal Patterns/Offer vs. Serve
National School Breakfast Program
National School Lunch Program
Procuring Local Foods
Professional Development to meet Professional Standards
Provision 2Technical Assistance for Administrative Reviews, off-site and on-site
Recipe Development and Evaluation
Seamless Summer Option and Summer Food Service Program
Selling Your Products to Schools
ServSafe Food Handler’s Training
ServSafe Manager’s Certification