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Healthy Lifestyle Ambassadors

Students Leading the Way to Healthy Lifestyles

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The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) created the Healthy Lifestyle Ambassadors to provide students the opportunity to champion healthy eating and physical activity within their school community. Members of the Healthy Lifestyle Ambassadors Initiative will: 
  1. Promote healthy eating and physical activity among classmates, faculty, staff, and their local community.
  2. Provide information and feedback to TDA’s Food and Nutrition Division regarding implementation and promotion of Food and Nutrition programs administered by TDA.
Eligibility 
An Ambassador shall be a student enrolled in the 4th through 12th grade in a school participating in the National School Lunch Program. Ambassador meetings will be held a minimum of two (2) times each calendar year, but may be held more frequently as determined by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Meetings will be held virtually via the internet or video conferencing technology. At the discretion of TDA, Ambassadors in the Austin area may convene at TDA’s headquarters.

Applications
Applications are due on Friday, June 30, 2017.

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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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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.
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