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Success Stories

Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) partners are building a healthier future for our great state one initiative, one community and one Texan at a time. By bringing innovative ideas to the important work they do, schools, community organizations, care providers and others are leading the way. You can learn more about the accomplishments of these Texas organizations by reading about them here in Success Stories.

Healthy Child Care Network (CACFP) — Child care providers find new ways to support breastfeeding and connect children with local farmers and locally sourced food.

Farm to School — Texas schools cultivate student interest in eating locally sourced foods and grow community awareness for creating campus gardens.

Summer Meals — Schools, civic organizations, faith-based groups and others enlist community support to connect children in need with nutritious meals during the summer vacation.

School Meals — Schools across Texas are increasing the appeal and nutrition of the food they serve using innovative menus and annual events that highlight school meals.

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.

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