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Shelby County Schools
School Nutrition Services

SandwichShelby County Schools participates in the National School Lunch (NSL) and School Breakfast Programs (NSB). The United States Department of Agriculture administers these programs and has established guidelines that must be followed by the District.

School lunch, as it is known today, came into being in 1946 as a result of the National School Lunch Act. That law was intended to safeguard the health and well being of the nation’s children and to encourage the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities.

The School Breakfast Program began as a pilot program under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966. We currently serve breakfast in over 50% of our schools.

NSL guidelines specify the type of meal to be served and the quantities of each food that must be offered. The school lunch provides 1/3 of the recommended daily dietary allowance for children ages 6-12 and sufficient calories to provide for the energy needs of growing children. An emphasis is placed on vegetables and fresh fruit. A variety of low fat milk choices are offered daily. The nutritive value of each item is evaluated so healthy choices are available to students but still provide familiar and desired foods.

MISSION: CHILD NUTRITION

KidsWe strive to serve appealing, tasty, and nutritious meals in a pleasant atmosphere at an affordable cost.

The statement: “You cannot teach a hungry child,” is our incentive to meet the nutritional needs for our students. Students are encouraged to try new foods and use the cafeteria as a learning laboratory for making nutritious choices.

Balance, moderation, and variety are the keys to healthier eating. If we can instill this into our children today, we will have healthier adults in the future.

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Operations Center Information

School Nutrition
2800 Grays Creek Road
Arlington, Tennessee 38002
Fax: 901.321.2581

Marsha Landstreet, Director
Phone: 901.321.2568
mlandstreet@scsk12.org

Cassandra Dobbs, Supervisor
Phone: 901.321.2588
cdobbs@scsk12.org

Marcia Fly, Area Manager
Phone: 901.321.2629
mfly@scsk12.org

Martha Jones, Area Manager
Phone: 901.321.2567
mjones@scsk12.org

Carol Tessen, Financial Secretary
Phone: 901.321.2626
ctessen@scsk12.org


Debit Payment System

Shelby County Schools has a debit payment system in our cafeteria. All students, whether free, reduced or full pay status, have an account. We have received many positive responses from parents and staff. The following is a brief highlight of the system.

  • Every student is issued a unique identification number. This number is used at the point of service and identifies the student to the cashier.

  • This system allows for prepayment on your child’s account and is something we strongly encourage. You have the option to prepay weeks in advance. You can even prepay a month or a year in advance. The money goes into your child’s own debit account and is automatically deducted when he or she buys a meal or ala carte item. If a student has an account balance at the end of the school year it is automatically transferred to the next school year. Checks should be made out to the school’s cafeteria and should include the student identification number, and first and last name of the student. Money can be refunded at any time during the school year.

  • We are able to capture every transaction as it happens, therefore, at your request, we will be able to furnish you with a detailed list of purchases along with dates and amounts of prepayments for any time period in question.

This program has been very beneficial for the students, parents and school staff.


Click on the link below to download & print the application instructions for free and reduced priced meals for the children in your household.

pdf Application Instructions (Multi-Child Meals)


General Pricing

Plate Lunch Elementary Schools $1.75
Plate Lunch Middle & High Schools $2.00
Plate Lunch Adult – includes Tea $3.00
Milk ½ pint Adult & Student $0.40
Reduced Price Lunch Elementary, Middle & High $0.40
Reduced Price Breakfast Students $0.40
Regular Breakfast Students $1.00
Adult Breakfast Adults Ala Carte

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Sale of Ala Carte Items
Elementary Schools

Ala carte items may be sold to students. Any item on the planned menu may be sold at the established ala carte prices, with the purchase of a plate lunch or a lunch from home. Additional items may also be offered at ala carte prices. Adults may buy any items at the established ala carte prices.

High School and Middle School

Ala carte items may be sold to students and adults at the established ala carte prices.


tomatoAdult Salad Bar

We are pleased to be able to offer this salad bar/traditional meal alternative. Our objective is to offer a variety of items at a reasonable price. The price structure listed below reflects Federal requirements that must be met when serving adults. A program for adults must be priced to cover all costs and be a break even operation. Federal reimbursement is not received for any meals sold to school staff and adult visitors.

 

 

$3.00 9” plate or foam tray One plate or tray may include items selected from the serving line and/or salad bar. Meal includes tea. (Items selected from the serving line will be limited to one entrée serving per meal purchased.)
$2.00 6” plate Salad and/or Potato Bar (One trip only)
$0.75 5 oz. container Salad and/or Potato Bar
$0.75   Potato with Butter/Sour Cream only

Lunch Ala Carte

ENTRÉE ITEMS
Meat/Meat Alt. With Bread
$1.50
SANDWICH ITEMS
Meat/Meat Alt. on Bread or Bun
With Trimmings & Condiments
$1.50
Meat/Meat Alt. on Lettuce Liner
With Bread/Bread Alt.
$1.50
VEGETABLES/FRUITS
All Vegetables (1/2 c.)
Onion Rings (6)
Corn on the Cob (1)
Jo Jo Potatoes (3)
Vegetable Soup (1 c.)
All Fruit (1/2 c.)
Small Salad (1/2 c.)
$0.60
BREAD
Rolls (2 small)
Rice (1 cup)
Macaroni & Cheese (1 cup)
Cracker, Saltine (2 packages)
$0.75
$0.75
$0.75
$0.75
$0.10
DESSERTS, ASSORTED
$0.75
COOKIES
Cookie (1 small)
$0.75
$0.15
SNACKS
Animal Cookies/Goldfish
Chips/Popcorn/Crackers/Nuts
Snack Bars
Fruit by Foot/Fruit Shapes
Ice Cream (Regular)
Snickers Ice Cream
100 Cal. Cookies/Crackers
$0.75
$0.25
$0.60
$0.60
$0.60
$0.60
$1.00
$0.60
DRINKS
Milk
Fruit Juice, 100%-4oz. (Breakfast)
Fruit Juice, 100%-(Can & Pouch)
Water, Bottled/Sm. & Flavored
Water, Bottled/Lrg. & Flavored
Sport Drink/10-12oz.
Coffee
Tea on Ice
Ice in Paper Cup
Ice in Glass, Free to Adults
$0.75
$0.40
$0.25
$0.60
$0.60
$1.00
$0.75
$0.50
$0.75
$0.20
$0.00
MISCELLANEOUS
Sour Cream
Cream Cheese, 1oz. Cheese
Honey
Sweet & Sour Sauce
Salad Dressing, 1.5oz.
Salad Dressing, 12 gram (3pkg)
Yogurt
Gogurt
$0.75
$0.25
$0.30
$0.25
$0.25
$0.25
$0.25
$0.60
$0.60

Breakfast Ala Carte Pricing

 

ENTRÉE ITEMS
Meat/Meat Alt. With Bread
Breakfast Meat Only
$1.00
$1.00
$0.75
BREAD ITEMS
$0.75
VEGETABLES/FRUITS
All Vegetables (1/2 c.)
All Fruit (1/2 c.)
$0.60
DRINKS
Milk
Fruit Juice, 100%-4oz.
Coffee
$0.75
$0.40
$0.25
$0.50
MISCELLANEOUS
Honey
Cream Cheese
Syrup
$0.75
$0.25
$0.30
$0.15

Links

beansAmerican Dietetic Association

http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/index.html
Nutrition information, resources and access to Registered Dietitians provided by ADA and the National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics.

FDA for Kids

http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids
U.S. Food and Drug Administration page designed for the younger student.

Food Pyramid

http://www.mypyramid.gov
Featuring information on the new food pyramid.

Fruits and Veggies Matter

http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org
Recipes, tips, publications and more.

orangeNutrition Explorations

http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/kids/nutrition-main.asp
An interactive kids section filled with games, activities, fun recipes,….learn about nutrition.

School Nutrition Association

http://www.schoolnutrition.org

Tennessee Department of Education

http://www.tennessee.gov/education/
Responsible for public K-12 and vocational-technical education statewide.

Tennessee School Nutrition Program

http://snp.state.tn.us

USDA Food and Nutrition Service

http://www.fns/usda.gov/fns/default.htm