CACFP Workgroups
TDA Accepting Applications for CACFP Input Workgroup  Minimize 

Thank you for working to ensure Texans can access good nutrition and take steps toward achieving healthier lifestyles!
At TDA, we strive to understand the unique challenges and competing priorities you face in nourishing the Texans in your care. TDA wants you to take the challenge and encourages you to build on our partnership by applying for membership in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Input Workgroup, an assembly of CACFP sponsors participating in regular conference calls with TDA.

Membership Responsibilities: 
Every other month, Input Workgroup members meet via telephone to discuss the impact of policies and procedures related to CACFP. The input and feedback from these meetings help guide us as we work to provide the resources and trainings you need to achieve success and compliance. TDA and your regional education service centers are committed to using effective communication strategies to assist you and develop valuable training topics.
Applications due: Monday, May 15, 2017 
Participation: 75% (minimum) of the scheduled meetings; meetings occur every other month 
Conference Attendance:  Members would need to be prepared to travel to Austin for the first meeting in July at the 2017 CACFP Conference.  
*Member names and contact information will be posted at Squaremeals.org/CACFPWorkgroup.

The Input Workgroup application for membership is available by clicking the above link or through the Applications section of the Texas Unified Nutrition Programs System (TX-UNPS) under Download Forms. Membership selection will be based on criteria such as sponsorship size, location, and sponsor type. TDA’s goal is to ensure that the group represents a broad and diverse range of perspectives.

Thank you again for your partnership in establishing a strong nutritional foundation for all Texans. Your dedication sets a great example and TDA looks forward to continuing to strengthen CACFP in Texas through the Input Workgroup.

2016 Committee Members

Member Name Organization Name (as listed in TX-UNPS): Organization Type: Program Type  Size County Location E-mail
Julie Smith A Child's Place Learning Center Independent Center CCC 1 Kerrville julie@achildsplacelc.com
Max Taylor Advance Child Care, Inc. Sponsor CCC 173 Spring maxt@advcc.org
June Bryant Dyes AFB Family Child Care & Dyess AFB CDC Child Development Center Sponsor DCH and CCC 16 Taylor june.bryant.3.gb@us.af.mil
Keven Vicknair Equal Heart Sponsor AR 45 Dallas kvicknair@equalheart.org
Dietrich Nickleberry Love Head Start of Greater Dallas Sponsor HS 18 Dallas dnickleberry@hsgd.org
Victor Salazar Hummingbird Child & Adult Nutrition Sponsor CCC and AR 35 Hidalgo hbirdnutrition@aol.com
Nguyen Nguyen Right from the Start Nutrition Sponsor DCH and CCC 301 Arlington  rfsn2013@gmail.com
SANDRA RIO GRANDE ADULT DAY CARE Independent Center ADC 1 Pharr sd_lpcorp@yahoo.com
Heather Guzman San Antonio Food Bank Inc. Sponsor CCC and AR 38 San Antonio hguzman@safoodbank.org
Berta Macat San Antonio ISD Sponsor CCC and AR 85 San Antonio bmacat@saisd.net
Leroy Claborn Sealy ISD Sponsor AR 4 Austin lclaborn@sealyisd.com
Brenda Baldwin Southwest Human Development Services Sponsor DCH   1393 Travis brenda@swhuman.org
 DCH = Day Care Home; CCC = Child Care Center; ADC = Adult Day Care Home, HS = Head Start, AR = At-Risk

In addition to the organizations listed above, the Sponsors Input Workgroup includes Texas Sponsors Association President Sharon Ray.

CACFP Dual Sponsor Meeting  Minimize 
TDA has initiated meetings to gather feedback and provide technical assistance for the challenges and opportunities unique to Dual Sponsors. Dual Sponsors from across the state gathered in Austin for the inaugural meeting. Click here to read the minutes from the May 19, 2015 meeting.

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