Child Nutrition Program

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    Kelley Javinett
    Child Nutrition Director

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    The Tarrant City School's Child Nutrition Program (CNP) is commited to providing students with the best possible nutrients under healty and safe conditions.  We aim to nurture the development of our students by providing nutritious meals and to motivate healthy food choices.  The Child Nutrition Program exists to serve our children.

    The Tarrant City Child Nutrition Program (CNP) operates under the supervision of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).  All schools offer a complete breakfast and lunch meal each school day.  Meals comply with standards set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Alabama State Department of Education.

    Welcome back everyone! As a friendly reminder, Tarrant City Schools will be returning to charging for school meals this year. Please be sure to fund your student’s meals account by paying online with MySchoolBucks.

    Get Started Today:

    1. Go to or download the mobile app
    2. Create your free account and add your students using their school name/student ID
    3. View cafeteria purchases and add funds using your credit/debit card or electronic check

    Offer versus Serve

    Food service is based on the Offer versus Serve (OVS) provision under the USDA regulations for grades K-12 for breakfast and lunch.  The regulations allow a student to choose fewer than all five food components in a reimbursable Food-based meal.  A student may decline two of the five food items for lunch and one of the four items for breakfast. 


    For more information on the National Lunch Program, please visit the national website at Nutrition/

    Kelley Javinett, Director
    Tonny Hampton, TES Cafeteria Manager
    Karen Adams, TIS Cafeteria Manager
    Beth Writesman, THS Cafeteria Manager

    Free and Reduced Meal Applications can be found here


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    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation*), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:
     USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. Th
    completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

    2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    3. Email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    *This language was added pursuant to the May 5, 2022, USDA memorandum. However, the inclusion and applicability of this language is currently under challenge in the matter of The State of Tennessee, et al. v. USDA, et al., Case No. 3:22-cv-00257, and may be subject to change.