The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses child care centers, day care home providers, and adult day care centers for part of the cost associated with serving more than 400,000 approved meals and snacks to children and adults in Texas every day.
The goal of the CACFP is to improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of children and adults, promote the development of good eating habits and integrate nutritious food service with organized child and adult day care services.
Tamika Figgs is one of the newest members of the Child Nutrition Team at Region 11. She completed her Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts and Bachelor of Science degree in Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University and her Master of Science degree in Hospitality Administration from the University of Houston – Conrad N. Hilton College. Tamika has a vast knowledge of the foodservice industry as she has worked in private dining clubs, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, industry associations, and child nutrition. Most recently, Tamika was a Lead Area Supervisor for Dallas ISD Food and Child Nutrition Services, where she oversaw 54 school cafeterias.
Tamika is originally from Newport News, Va. She relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in 2016. Tamika resides in Waxahachie with her husband, Army Veteran Brent, and daughter. Tamika loves seafood, baking (especially birthday cakes and cupcakes), cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.