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School Nutrition Overview

As of July 1, 2020, Rutherford County Schools has partnered with
Chartwells K-12 to provide dining services for our students.  
Stay tuned for additional information!
"A Recipe for Excellence"

School Nutrition's kitchens serve an average of 4500 students at breakfast and 5400 students at lunch daily; totaling nearly 1.7 million meals annually.
The School Nutrition Department has 91 employees, each committed to the single task of feeding the students.
Each employee is also committed to the highest standards in food quality, sanitation and customer service.

All School Nutrition managers are trained in SERVSAFE, a nationally recognized food safety training course.

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: How to File a Complaint, 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.