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National Dairy Council Decades of nutrition research and in-school programs have helped National Dairy Council take a leading role in the fight against poor nutrition, inactivity, and overweight/obesity among our nation’s youth. National Dairy Council invests significantly in improving children’s health in many ways: in-school initiatives, partner engagement, nutrition research, and counsel to the dairy industry on providing nutritious products to youth. With a focus is on the need for healthy balanced meals, National Dairy Council leverages the facts and nutrition research to educate thought leaders on the important role milk (including flavored milk) plays as part of a healthy diet.
Nutrition.gov Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.

A service of the National Agricultural Library, USDA
School Nutrition Association The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, nonprofit professional organizations representing more than 53,000 members.

Recognized as the authority on school nutrition, SNA has been advancing the availability, quality and acceptance of school nutrition programs as an integral part of education since 1946.
Texas Dietetic Association The Texas Dietetic Association (TDA). TDA, an affiliate of the American Dietetic Association, is a not-for-profit professional organization of over 4,000 registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, and students in Texas .

TDA members provide expert food and nutrition resources for Texans. They are here to help Texans improve and manage their health—and make eating an enjoyable and delicious experience.

Texas School Health Network

The Texas School Health Network is a collaborative effort of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the School Health Specialists working in 13 of the Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs).

Thirteen of the 20 ESCs in Texas is staffed with a School Health Specialist who provides in-service training, workshops, and technical assistance to school districts.  School health specialists assist schools in locating and promoting resources and materials on a wide variety of health topics.  They also serve as a central coordinating point for all school health issues and assist school districts in developing an integrated and coordinated approach to school health programming.

United States Department of Agriculture

The Child Nutrition Programs provide healthy, nutritious meals and snacks to the Nation’s children. Through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, school children have access to healthy meals. Through the Special Milk Program, school children who do not have access to other meal programs can supplement their day with a serving of milk. Contact your local school officials or your Child Nutrition state agency to find out if your school participates in the USDA school meals programs.

Through the Child and Adult Care Food Program, children in child care settings have access to healthy meals and snacks. Day care centers and home day care providers can participate in the programs.

Through the Summer Food Service Program, children are provided healthy meals during those times when school is closed for the summer. 

For historical and current Child Nutrition participation data, please reference the program tables on the FNS Program Data site.

For questions about the Child Nutrition Programs, please contact your Child Nutrition state agency.