Child Nutrition



Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Harlingen CISD Child Nutrition department has successfully completed the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) 2022 Fall Farm Fresh Challenge.  Throughout the month of October, the Harlingen CISD Child Nutrition department offered locally sourced Texas foods and provided garden-based learning activities to strengthen students’ appreciation for Texas agriculture.  The Harlingen CISD Child Nutrition department shared their achievements on social media throughout the challenge to further champion and promote local food for students in their schools. 

“Participating in the Farm Fresh Challenge has real impact on students, communities, and local agricultural economies," Commissioner Miller said.  "Connecting Texas farmers with school nutrition programs builds healthy habits that can last a lifetime.  I am proud of all the schools that participated in this year’s challenge, and I thank them for the hard work they do to keep young Texans healthy all year.”

The Harlingen CISD Child Nutrition department joined 156 other school districts and charter organizations for the annual event, pledging to Eat Local, Teach Local, and Be Social.   By serving healthy and balanced meals, offering agricultural and nutrition education, and prioritizing local Texas foods, they have demonstrated dedication to the well-being of their students while recognizing the efforts of local farmers and ranchers to provide high quality food.”
“We are honored to have received this award for the Farm Fresh Challenge” stated Judy Baker, Child Nutrition Director for Harlingen CISD.  “We will always strive to serve high quality, Texas-grown products to the students of Harlingen CISD.”



As the new school year gets underway, school nutrition programs are struggling to secure the necessary food and supplies needed to feed students due to disruptions in the supply chain.
Product shortages, discontinued items, price increases, distributor cancellations, delayed or cancelled deliveries with little to no notice, are just a few of the challenges schools are facing. Add to this staffing shortages across all businesses as well as schools which are making the challenges even worse.
Click the button below for a detailed video covering the supply chain disruption that school cafeterias are currently experiencing. 

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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights
regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or
retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities
who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large
print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that
administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact
USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA
Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online
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writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address,
telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to
inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil
rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email:
[email protected]
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del
Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de
discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y
orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos
La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las
personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la
información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas
americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el
programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el
USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.
Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario
AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse
en línea en:
discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-
9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la
dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con
suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y
fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe
presentarse a USDA por:
(1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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(3) correo electrónico: [email protected].
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.