School Nutrition
The White County School Nutrition Department provides a very important support service to your child's education. Our mission is to provide students, faculty, and staff with healthy meals that taste good and are well-received to support an environment where wellness and lifelong success can be achieved by all. To fulfill our mission, the department:
                 Offers nutritious, attractive, well-prepared meals every day to all students at an affordable price.
                 Provides effective learning experiences which help students develop wise food habits.
                 Operates each cafeteria to ensure total accountability.
Breakfast & Lunch Menus
Menus are planned to meet the nutritional needs of the average school age child with portions adjusted according to grade level. Students' favorite food items are offered as often as possible. Steps taken to meet the USDA's dietary guidelines include:
             Reduced salt
             Reduced fat
             Reduced sugar
             Increased fiber (more raw fruit & vegetables and whole grain breads)
To view next month's menu, click here: Elementary Schools, Middle School, High School

Current Menu
 Elementary School Menu:
 Middle School Menu:
 High School Menu:
Breakfast & Lunch Prices


              Reduced - $.30
             Visitor - $1.50

              Staff - $1.00

       $ .75


           Reduced - $.40  
           Visitor - $2.50 

           Staff - $2.25 


 Middle & High
 School Breakfast
              Reduced - $.30 

              Visitor - $1.50 

              Staff - $1.00 

  Middle & High
School Lunch

              Reduced - $.40 

              Visitor - $2.50 

               Staff - $2.25 

Free/Reduced Meal Program
On registration day or the first day of school, each child will be given an application for the Free/Reduced Price Meal Program to bring home. Parents are strongly urged to complete and return this form regardless of income. In a household where one or more family member(s) are currently receiving SNAP, FDPIR, or TANF benefits, any/all child(ren) in the household will automatically categorically be eligible for free meals. You should receive a letter informing you of your child(ren)'s direct certification eligibility. It will be important to check the certification letter to make sure all children in your household are included, and notify School Nutrition at 931.836.2229 if they are not.

Foster children will be eligible for free meals regardless of the income of the households with whom they reside. Households with foster and non-foster children may choose to include the foster child(ren) as a household member on the same household application that includes their non-foster children. This may help the foster family's non-foster children qualify for free or reduced price meals based on household size and income. The presence of a foster child in the household does not convey eligibility for free meals in the household in the same manner as SNAP, TANF, and FDPIR participation does.

Only one application should be completed for the entire family. Be sure to list all children, even those at other schools. The school office staff will send the applications to the School Nutrition Office for processing. You will receive a letter informing you the status at which your child qualifies- free, reduced, or full pay.

If the student wants to receive milk or parts of a meal to eat with a lunch they have brought from home, those extra items must be paid with money that is in the child's account.

View or download a Free/Reduced Meal application: download
Student Meal Account Program
h student attending White County Schools has a meal account in the cafeteria software system. The students are assigned a universal PIN number to them. The account will be coded appropriately for children who are full pay, reduced, or free status. This system allows parents to place any amount of money they desire into their child's account. This account can be used to purchase breakfast, lunch, or a-la-carte items.

Parents are strongly encouraged to keep money in their child's account. 
Helpful Links
Non-Discrimination Statement 
This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. “In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."  


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