About DHF

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Discovering Healthy Foods Food Program or DHF is a 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 2016. We are a sponsor of the Federal USDA National Food Program which is administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Discovering Healthy Foods Food Program purpose is to improve the quality of nutritional services provided by unaffiliated and affiliated sites through comprehensive trainings, oversight, and administrative support services. Our services are provided to associated sites who are nonprofit or service low income adults and children throughout Texas.

Sites such as Child Care Centers, Home Child Care Centers, At Risk Sites, and Adult Day Care Centers are required to serve specified meal components and recommended portion sizes for each age group and properly document all meals and participant information daily. Sites receive Federal Funds for participating in the C.A.C.F.P program. The amount of these funds is based on the income levels of participating children and adults and the size of the facility. Centers utilize these funds to fund their onsite food and nutrition program which can offset tuition rates, and additional fees associated with their program.

Discovering Healthy Foods was established in 2016. We are positioning ourselves to become leaders in Early Childhood and Adult Nutrition where we put emphasis on CACFP. We believe that organizing all phases of our center’s Food Program reduces the risk of disallowances and maintains compliance with the Texas Department of Agriculture, providing our centers with a personal account representative to assist with daily and weekly food program tasks, in addition to on-site trainings for Center Owners, Directors, Food Service Managers, Food Program personnel or general staff.

Mission

Discovering Healthy Foods or DHF is a 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 2016. We are a sponsor of the Federal USDA National Food Program which is administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Discovering Healthy Foods’ mission is to improve the quality of food program services in Childcare Centers, Daycare Homes, Adult Daycare Centers and At-Risk Youth Facilities through compliance by providing oversight through administration organization, training and educational services to ensure that the goals of Federal and State agencies are achieved. DHF’s objective is to improve and maintain the health of clients through nutritional services for low income families and non-profit sites.

Purpose

Discovering Healthy Foods’ purpose is to improve the quality of nutritional services provided by affiliated sites through comprehensive training, oversight, and administrative assistance. Our services are provided to associated sites who are non-profit or serve low income adults and children throughout Texas. Discovering Healthy Foods’ mission is to fulfill the objectives of the Federal CACFP and Texas Department of Agriculture by ensuring compliance of all sites through oversight of daily attendance, meal productions, family income verification, on-site visits and all documents related to the administration of the food program.

In addition to monitoring and reviewing of food programs, DHF also provides educational services and training, on-site technology-based training of Minute Menu Software to affiliated Childcare Centers, Daycare Homes, Adult Daycare Centers and At-Risk Youth Facilities. We also assist clients through parental resources, including assistance with obtaining childcare financial aid, SNAP benefits, medical and legal services.

Goal

It is the goal of Discovering Healthy Foods to educate and monitor childcare centers, adult daycare centers and at-risk youth centers. Our purpose is to improve the quality of nutritional services provided by affiliated sites through comprehensive training, oversight, and administrative assistance. Our organization will assist low income and non-profit sites through education and quality assurance.

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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:

  • 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.