• Welcome to
    Region One Education Service Center
    Food and Nutrition Program


    Region One Food and Nutrition Services provides school districts, charter, RCCI's,  private schools as well as Child and Adult Day Care Food Programs with a comprehensive range of technical services designed to assist our contract entities to meet federal, state, and local program requirements under the direction of the United States Department of Agriculture. Staff provides technical assistance to CACFP and NSLP participants in preparation for administrative review,  trainings during the school year and offers summer workshops for  administrative and campus food service personnel.

    Training is defined as the process of employing formal instructional methods and techniques through lesson plans, trainers, mentors and / or instructional devices, for the purpose and intent of developing the competencies that enrich and enhance the performance level of Food and Nutrition Professional and strengthen or enhance activities that will improve program performance of the Contract Entity (CE). Training efforts may be supported by workshops, webinars, seminars, etc.

    Technical assistance is the process of exchanging information and / or transferring technical data through an informal non-training setting for the purpose and intent of developing the competencies that enrich and enhance the performance level of Food and Nutrition Professional and strengthen or enhance activities that will improve program performance of the SFA. Technical assistance efforts may be supported by on-site visits, telephone calls, faxes, emails, etc. Technical assistance is not the actual performing of CE's responsibilities but rather providing information on how the CE may properly discharge or carry out the responsibility.
     
    We are here to help child nutrition professionals operate efficiently, effectively and within federal program  regulations. Region One ESC provides multiple channels of training, not only on program rules but sound financial practices and methods to make meals appealing and acceptable. These trainings are funded by TDA and are offered free of charge to school nutrition professionals.  

     


    Region One Education Service Center  
    Food and Nutrition Program 
    1900 West Schunior
    Edinburg, Texas 78541 
    (956) 984-6124 Phone
    (956) 984-7637 Fax

     

Calendar of Training Events

Contact Information

  • Carmen Ocanas-Lerma
    Food and Nutrition Program Director
    (956) 984-6124
     
    Kimberly L. Keller
    Food and Nutrition Program Specialist
    (956) 984-6121
     
    Iris Perez
    Food and Nutrition Program Specialist
    (956) 984-6102
     
    Sandra Bazan
    Food and Nutrition Program Assistant
    (956) 984-6120
     
    Victor Partida
    Food and Nutrition Program Technician
    (956) 984-6126
     
     
Last Modified on October 24, 2016