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Caitlin Shew, School Nutrition Supervisor
(423) 753-1107

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Washington County School Food Service offers a variety of foods that appeal to the student customer. Various nutritional food items are included in the more than 1,000,000 lunches and more than 200,000 breakfasts served each year.

Meals must meet federal guidelines as prescribed by the United States Department of Agriculture because of the system’s participation in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. Meals are available to the student at the lowest possible price. Federal subsidies are available for free meals and reduced price meals. Families must make application for free and reduced price meals to determine eligibility.

Food is prepared and distributed in an innovative manner. Entrees, vegetables, baked items, and salads are prepared in four large well-equipped kitchens. This food is sent to 14 other school sites where the meal is completed in the finishing kitchen at the school and placed on the serving line. Students are permitted to serve themselves in many schools.

It is the objective of the Washington County School Food Service Department to provide nutritional meals in an environment that provides an opportunity for sound nutrition education. In order to achieve this goal, school food service has broadened its efforts in nutrition education, in personnel training, and in the upgrading of facilities and equipment. 


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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.