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Carolyn K. Childs ~ Director

The School Nutrition Program provides equal access to a nutritious meal for all students.  These meals are prepared by employees governed by standards developed by federal, state, and local agencies.  This department oversees the free and reduced meal program, after school snacks, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

The School Nutrition program is a federally operated program and is self-sufficient, with meal prices covering the cost to operate the program.

   Mailing Address:

School Nutrition Department

2501 Dodds Avenue

Chattanooga, TN  37407


Phone #: (423) 498-7275

Fax #: (423) 498-6699

Free & Reduced #: (423) 498-7290

Personnel #: (423) 423-498-7276

General Information: E-Mail School Nutrition


Free and Reduced Lunch Application 

The online application provides a quick and easy way to apply for free and reduced benefits immediately.


MyPaymentsPlus - Add money to your child's cafeteria account
MyPaymentsPlus offers you a convenient, easy, and secure way to make prepayments using your bank account, Visa, or MasterCard.


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:, 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:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.





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