• The ESC Child Nutrition Program is designed to provide technical assistance to school district personnel with regard to food service management and compliance with all state and federal regulations governing the operation of the National School Lunch, School Breakfast Programs, After School Snack Program and Summer Feeding Programs.

    Service areas are:

    Provide technical assistance in all phases of program operations of school food service professional.

    Provide on-site technical assistance to school districts scheduled for Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) reviews conducted by the Texas Department of Agriculture. These on-site visits will be prior to the CRE review and follow-up as needed to assist in developing and implementing corrective action.

    Conduct a School Meal Initiative (SMI) evaluation of menu's for school districts scheduled for a CRE review by Texas Department of Agriculture.

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    Assist and coordinate training or technical assistance in implementation of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Menu Planning Systems in schools.








    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:


    (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: program.intake@usda.gov.


    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



  • For information, contact:

    Gracie Rider
    Gracie Rider
    Child Nutrition Specialist
    361-573-0731 Ext. 280

    Kathy McBroom-Fox
    Kathy McBroom-Fox
    Child Nutrition Specialist
    361-573-0731 ext. 230 

     Danielle Oliva
    Danielle Oliva
    Child Nutrition Program Assistant
    361-573-0731 Ext. 136