The Warren County School Nutrition Program is an integral part of the education system, because "you cannot teach a hungry child". The School Nutrition Department operates within the requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture and Tennessee State Department of Education in offering meals that are nutritionally sound.
Our goal is to provide students with nutritious meals that adhere to Federal regulations and retain student acceptance while ensuring the program is financially self-supporting. Warren County School Nutrition Program offers a selection of daily choices at all grade levels. Students are more apt to eat when they make their own choices. Providing quality meals and service is our priority.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), established in 1946, is a federally assisted meal program that provides balanced, low-cost or free lunches to thousands of children in Tennessee each day. These lunches make a vital contribution to children’s mental and physical development. In recent years, recipes have been modified to reduce the fat, salt, and sugar content of school lunches. Students have a variety of menu choices, including entrees, vegetables, fruits, and alternatives such as chef salads.
We are thrilled to announce that we now offer MyPaymentsPlus (www.mypaymentsplus.com), a state-of-the art online service that offers you the convenience and information you need to manage your student's meal account. This system will eliminate the need to send checks to school or worry about lost or forgotten lunch money.
At no cost, MyPaymentPlus allows any family to:
Create a free,secured account to manage all of your student's accounts
Check your student's current account balance
Monitor the items your student has been purchasing in the cafeteria
Create settings to receive email notifications when the account reaches a low balance
For a small program fee, MyPaymentsPlus allows any family to:
Make a prepayment into your student's meal account using a check, credit card, or debit card at www.mypaymentsplus.com or by calling 1-877-237-0946. Funds deposited through MyPaymentsPlus are usually available for student use within a matter of minutes.
Create settings to automatically replenish your student's account when it reaches a low balance.
We strongly encourage all parents (even if you do not prepay for your student's account) to create an account at no cost through www.mypaymentsplus.com. To create a new account, follow the onscreen directions and register your student using their social security number (do not use hyphens). For additional information, you may call 931-815-2832.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8
Warren County Schools School Nutrition Department 2548 Morrison Street McMinnville, TN37110
Phone: (931) 815-2832
For questions or comments, please call or email Jean Wix, School Nutrition Supervisor.
Offer vs. Serve
Offer versus Serve (OVS) is a system designed to decrease food waste and give students greater flexibility in choosing what they eat for school breakfast or lunch.
General OVS Requirements for Lunch:
5 food components must be offered (Meat/Meat Alternate, fruit, vegetable, grain and fluid milk.
Students must take 1/2 cup fruit or 1/2 cup vegetable.
Students may decline two food components, but are encouraged to take all five (student's choice).
Click hereto read more about the new meal requirements as regulated by the federal government.
WHAT'S FOR BREAKFAST?
4 food items;
from 3 or 4 components;
in at least the minimum serving size for the appropriate age/grade group.
The 4 food components for breakfast are:
Meat/Meat Alternative = meat, poultry, fish, cheese, nuts, nut butters, eggs, dry beans, yogurt, and alternative protein products.
Grains/Breads = bread, tortillas, bagels, biscuits, muffins, and many more products made from enriched or whole-grain meal or flour, plus enriched or fortified cereals.
Vegetable/Fruit = fruit or vegetable in any form or full-strength juice.
Milk = fluid, served as a beverage or on cereal or both.
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides a nutritious morning meal before the school day begins. It meets the vital need of feeding children who may not otherwise eat a nutritious breakfast. Schools operating the SBP report increases in test scores, decreases in absenteeism, and an overall improvement in student behavior when children eat breakfast.
$1.35 – Elementary / Middle School Student Lunch $1.60 – High School Student Lunch $2.25 – Teacher / Staff Lunch
Note: All student lunches and breakfasts include milk. All adult meals include a beverage.
A-la-Carte items are offered at all schools. You may check with each individual school to see what a-la-carte items are offered.
The Child Nutrition Program is self-supporting and oversees the collection of all cash transactions at each school site. The cafeterias use a software program for cash collection. Each student is assigned an individual account number which is used throughout the school years. When a student's account number is entered into the register, the account information appears on the register screen for the cashier. Pre-payments are appreciated, but single purchases are also welcomed. Breakfast, lunch, and a la carte items can be pre-paid together. Individual account information is available from the school nutrition managers at each school.
Free and Reduced Price Meals
The Warren County Public School System participates in the National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program. Students from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Those eligible for reduced-price meals pay $0.00 for lunch and $0.00 cents for breakfast.
To apply for free or reduced-price meals, families should complete the application sent home on the first day of school, sign it, and return it to the school. Applications may be requested from the school office or school nutrition manager at any time during the school year.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.