Texas School Food Service Association 

Standards of Excellence Requirements



  1. School food service administration identifies and meets current and future needs through organization, planning, direction and control.
  2. School food service maintains financial accountability through established procedures.
  3. School food service meets the nutritional needs of students and promotes the development of sound nutritional practices.
  4. School food service ensures that procurement practices meet established standards.
  5. School food service provides appetizing, nutritious meals through effective, efficient systems management.
  6. School food service maintains a safe and sanitary environment.
  7. School food service encourages student participation in food service programs.
  8. School food service provides an environment which enhances productivity, growth, development and morale.
  9. School food service promotes a positive image to the public.
  10. School food service measures success in fulfilling regulatory requirements.

The Spring Branch I.S.D. Food Service Department received accreditation for having an excellent school food service program from the Texas School Food Service Association (TSFSA) in April 1990 and was re-certified in 1995, 2000, 2006 and 2011. The department continues to uphold these standards.


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.