Child Nutrition

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Elementary School Lunch Menu

Middle School Lunch Menu

High School Lunch Menu
 The Catoosa County Schools Child Nutrition Program is not just a "filling station". It is an integral part of the educational system. The Child Nutrition Coordinator, as well as school cafeteria managers and their staffs see mealtime as an opportunity to integrate nutritious, well-balanced, low-cost meals with educational objectives. All cafeteria managers take classes in nutrition, quantity food preparation, management, food safety, and sanitation. Each cafeteria employee receives specialized training in food production and service.

Students learn what constitutes a well-balanced meal by observing the many selections offered each day. Menus are planned according to the new meal regulations passed by Congress in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new guidelines include a choice of entrees, fruits, vegetables, grain, and milk. A good resource for parents and children alike can be found at USDA's MyPlate website. For more information on USDA's MyPlate, go to

Breakfast is comprised of three food components to be offered to all students:

  • Fruits (or vegetables as substitute)
  • Grains (with optional meat/meat alternate items allowed)
  • Fluid milk

Our schools offer at least four food items from the three required food components (grains, fruits, fluid milk) in at least the daily minimum amounts. Students must select three food items, including at least ½ cup of fruits, to have a reimbursable breakfast.

Lunch is comprised of five groups to be offered to all students:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Grains
  • Meat/meat alternate
  • Fluid milk

Our schools offer food items from the five required food components, in at least the daily minimum amounts. Students must select at least three different food components, including at least ½ cup of fruits or vegetables, to have a reimbursable lunch.

Lunch and breakfast menus are planned using the grade groups K–5, 6–8, and 9–12. Specific amounts and average calorie levels are used to create menus, depending on the grade groups.

If a meal does not meet component requirements, it will be charged as a la carte items, and will not meet free or reduced meal qualifications.

Catoosa County Wellness Policy

Catoosa County Schools recognizes the importance of student wellness and proper nutrition. If you would like to join us in developing the CCPS Wellness Policy please contact Michael Brown at 706-965-2414. We evaluate our wellness policy every three years and update as necessary. Parents, teachers and school representatives add valuable input into the development of our wellness policy. 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: [email protected]

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