Nutrition Services


The Division of Nutrition Services is responsible for all District cafeterias, from the acquisition of food, supplies and equipment to the preparation and serving of nutritious breakfast and lunch meals to 110,000+ students on a daily basis.

Nutrition Services plays an important role in supporting the educational achievements of students, as 'you cannot teach a hungry child'. We strive to serve appealing, tasty, and nutritious meals in a pleasant atmosphere at an affordable cost.

Nutrition Services is also on the forefront of the Farm to School movement. Farm to School connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.




  • Free meals are available to all children eighteen years or younger during the location serving time
  • All meals must eaten at the location
  • One meal person child
  • For more information contact Nutrition Service at 901 416-5550.
  •  List of Participating School locations





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Shelby County Schools Division of Nutrition Services is comprised of hundreds of people working at dozens of locations to serve the children of our District.


Our Food Philosophy: Food should Look Good, Be Good and Taste Good



The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)


If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at


Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

USDA and Shelby County Schools are an equal opportunity provider and employer.





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