Educational Speakers

  • Chef in the Classroom
  • Dietitians in the Classroom
  • Farmer in the Classroom


Event Catering (internal only)

From small, casual gatherings to large meetings, we offer fresh and delicious choices made just for you. Our uniqueness involves offering fresh tasty food, stylishly presented – and with prior notice, SCS culinary students can be part of your catering team, providing hands-on learning opportunities!



Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Catering / Cooking at the Central Nutrition Center
  • Central Kitchen management at the Central Nutrition Center
  • Farm Management at school gardens
  • Farm to Fork Fellowship at Greenline Gardens
  • Warehouse logistics at the Central Nutrition Center


Food Programs (reimbursable)

  • Breakfast in the Classroom
  • Grab 'N' Go Breakfast
  • Off-Site Program, Charter School and Private School Meals, Snacks and Suppers
  • Summer Lunch
  • After-school Snacks and Suppers


Nutrition Education

Nutrition Services Dietitians provide Shelby County Schools teachers and students with nutrition education opportunities to build good dietary habits among Shelby County youth. Balance, moderation, and variety are the keys to healthier eating, and nutrition education lessons help to empower children to make smart food choices for a healthy diet – and provide tools that parents and community organizations can use to emphasize proper diet and exercise for the maintenance of healthy weight. Please call (901) 416-5550 or contact our Nutrition Instructors directly:

Liz Purnell
 - [email protected]

Kim Stewart [email protected]



Nutritional Catering

Nutrition Services provides daily nutritional catering services for pre-school day care, school age and summer lunch programs throughout the Mid-South. Our service features:

  • Complete menus for Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks
  • Meals that qualify for reimbursements from state funding agencies
  • Daily scheduled deliveries to each service location
  • Affordable pricing
  • Daily meal count adjustments