The cafeterias serve nutritious, hot meals at breakfast and lunch. Meals, foods, and beverages sold follow all state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.

School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins, and grains, and they must meet additional standards requiring:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits 

  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)  

  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes   

  • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)  

  • More whole grains

  • Less sodium

Everything is prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We encourage all of our students, staff, and visitors to eat with us.


Payment options include not only paying at the school level, but payment using our user-friendly online service- "My School Account".    This online service not only allows you to pay electronically, but it also allows you to track student purchase history.  You can use the online service to track purchase history even if you choose not to submit payment online.  NOTE: Only cafeteria payments may be made from this site. Clinton City Schools does not subscribe to the other online payment features.

We encourage ALL parents to fill out the federal free and reduced lunch form to determine if you qualify for a free or reduced lunch price. Staff members are available during school hours to assist you in completing applications.  Listed below are the 2023-24 breakfast and lunch prices that have been approved by the School Board.


Paid Student

Reduced Student

Free Student





The Free and Reduced Price Meal applications are available during student registration, however, you may apply or reapply for free and reduced-price meals anytime during the school year.

 We encourage you to reapply if you were previously denied and your financial or household information has changed!  Stop by the Central Office at 212 N. Hicks Street. It only takes a few minutes to fill out an application.  If you don't have time to stop by, you can request a new application be sent home with your student directly from their school. 

If your child needs a change in food items due to a medical condition, the cafeteria will be happy to work with you in making substitutions.  However, we will need a written statement from your child's doctor which must include the medical rationale and dietary instructions.  We will then make changes as requested for your child to make sure that they have a nutritional and balanced meal.

 In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Additional Resources

For more information contact:

Harper Maxwell
212 N. Hicks Street
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-0159 x 1110

Email Ms. Maxwell


Requests for Proposals

RFP Questions should be directed to

Scott Rhea at