Region 8 Child Nutrition & Adult Feeding Programs
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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.
Services We Offer
The School Nutrition Program staff at ESC-08 is available to assist all entities
Technical Assistance for Administrative Reviews, off-site and on-site
Professional Development to meet Professional Standards
Corrective Action Plan Support
Food Production Records and the Food Buying Guide
Culinary Skills Training
Recipe Development and Evaluation
Meal Appeal and Presentation
Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point
Managing Food Allergies in School Nutrition
Seamless Summer Option and Summer Food Service Program
Counting and Claiming
Meal Patterns/Offer vs. Serve
Financial and Inventory Management
ServSafe Manager’s Certification
ServSafe Food Handler’s Training
Food Production Records
Fundamentals of United States Department of Agriculture Foods for National School Lunch Program
National School Breakfast Program
National School Lunch Program
Procuring Local Foods
Farm Fresh Introduction
Selling Your Products to Schools
Farm Fresh Initiative: Garden-Based Learning
Farm Fresh Initiative: Local Products Challenge
Direct Certification/Direct Verification
Community Eligibility Provision