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
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 2020-21 breakfast and lunch prices that have been approved by the School Board.
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, 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, disability, age, 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 http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaintfilingcust.html, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.