• Nutritional Education Links

     
     

    New Nutrition
    Standards for School Meals

     
    Schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs follow new nutrition standards. These federally assisted meal programs serve nutritious, low-cost or free meals to millions of Texas students in public and non-profit private schools. Schools that meet these new meal requirements are provided federal funding to help provide nutritious meals to students in need. 
     
    The CATCH school cafeteria is literally a hands-on learning environment. At meal time, children learn, practice and utilize healthy eating habits. CATCH classroom and physical education lessons come to life as children experience first hand the concepts of GO, SLOW, and WHOA Foods.
     
    Use this calculator to determine whether a child is at a healthy weight for his/her height, age and gender. The BMI-percentile-for-age calculator automatically adjusts for differences in height, age and gender, making it is one of the best tools for evaluating a growing child's weight.
     
    NutritionData (ND) provides a complete nutrient analysis for any food or recipe, and helps you select foods that best match your dietary needs.
    Team Nutrition is aninitiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community supportfor healthy eating and physical activity.
    The USDA Center forNutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.
     

         Texas
    Department of Agriculture  
     

    The Texas Department ofAgriculture (TDA) Food and Nutrition Division (F&N) administers eleven (11)federal Child and Special Nutrition programs for the State of Texas. In doing so, TDA engages resources to address the nutrition challenges facing Texans under the banner of the Three E’s  of Healthy Living—Education, Exercise and Eating Right. Our nutrition programs exemplify “eating right” for Texans of every age and background.