The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Please see the links below :

For the National School Program : http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/
For The Texans Department Of Agriculture: http://squaremeals.org/

Please see below the guides from the National School Program.

Wellness Policies

Texans Can Academies, shall implement a Wellness Policy to improve the general health of children
by instituting practices that lead to a healthy weight and reduce the risk of being overweight due to
over eating and poor diet. This will be accomplished by promoting the development of positive healthy
behavior regarding nutrition, physical activity, and stress management. In order to effectively
administer the wellness policy, the involvement of students, faculty, staff, administrators, community
partners, and parent groups is necessary to advance the general wellness of all students through a
healthy school nutrition environment, health education, physical education, and safe and drug free

The Can! Wellness Policy establishes requirements that improve the nutrition and physical fitness of
all students. The intent is to reduce obesity and result in the improvement in the overall wellness of
our children as required for public schools participating in the National School Breakfast (NSB) and
the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Texans Can Wellness Policy may be reviewed and updated annually by the representatives of Board
of Trustees, Superintendent, Chief Financial Officer, Director(s) of Student Nutrition Services (SNS),
Food Service Committee, and Campus Principals.

Click here to see the complete Wellness policies.