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Printable Menus, Meal Pricing and Special Dietary Needs

Due to current nationwide challenges with deliveries, truck driver shortages, food shortages, and staffing shortages, menus may change up more often than in the past. Thank you in advance for understanding these circumstances.

Our menus include:


  • Meals that are made fresh daily
  • Assortments of fresh fruits and veggies
  • Whole Grains
  • Variety of fat-free milk, lactose milk*, & soy milk*
  • 100% juices
  • Age-appropriate portion sizes
  • Healthy a la carte selections (Smart Snacks) that are right-sized and meet nutrition standards for calories, fat, sugar and sodium.

     *Available for purchase upon request

food allergens
The Medical Statement for Students with Unique Mealtime Needs for School Meals helps schools provide meal modifications for students who require them.  Schools cannot change food textures, make food substitutions, or alter a student’s diet at school without proper documentation from the healthcare providers.   Completion of all items will allow your child’s school to create a plan with you for providing safe, appropriate meals and snacks to your child while at school.   Your participation in this process is very important.  The sooner you provide this signed and completed form to your child’s school, the sooner the School Nutrition Program and their staff can prepare the food your child needs.  Your signature is required for your school to take action on the Medical Statement.
The original Medical Statement is kept on file in the School Nutrition Department. A copy of the statement is kept on file with the School Cafeteria Manager and the School Nurse. Menu changes are made through the School Nutrition Department and are communicated to the School Cafeteria Manager and School Nurse (if requested).
Download the Medical Statement or pick up a copy at the school.

Medical Statement for Students with Special Nutritional Needs for School Meals

When completed fully, this form gives schools the information required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)  for meal modifications at school. See “Guidance for Completing Medical Statement for Students with Special Nutritional Needs for School Meals” for help in completing this form.



The Davidson County School System participates in the National School Lunch Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which permits the school system to offer free and reduced priced meals to students who qualify. Due to reporting requirements, the child nutrition program cannot permit excessive and reoccurring charges of meals. Customers may, however, pay for meals in advance.
Families who wish to apply for free or reduce meals must complete an application each year. The family of any DCS student may submit an application at any time. Applications are available in each school's cafeteria, main office, or on the DCS website.
Applicants are responsible for meals until a free or reduced application is completed and approved.
Meal and item charges are permitted as follows for ALL Davidson County School students:

• In the elementary and middle schools all students, including but not limited to reduced meal benefit students, may charge up to $12.75.
• NO charges will be allowed for high school students.
• When the student's meal charge reaches $37.50, the charge will then be turned over to a collection agency selected and approved by the Superintendent of the Davidson County Schools.
• NO supplemental sales items, such as milk, cookies, ice cream or potato chips, may be charged at any time.
• NO supplemental items will be allowed for purchase until all outstanding charges are paid in full. Any money given to the cafeteria will be applied towards any outstanding charge balance.
• Child Nutrition Services will call all parents every Wednesday for any meal charge and will call every day for charges over $12.75.
• If the student's charge balance exceeds $75.00, at the discretion of the school principal and social worker, the Davidson County Social Services (DSS) may be contacted in relation to potential student neglect.
• Our Child Nutrition Department allows parents to prepay for meals and put money on their child's account at This website also allows parents to get a detailed report of purchases made by their child.

How can I place restrictions on my student's account to prevent them from getting certain items from the cafeteria?

There is little School Nutrition Services can do to restrict what a student chooses to pick up and place on their tray. Health code requirements do not allow a student to return unwrapped items once they have picked them up. There is not sufficient staff to accompany each child through the line, and by the time they get to the cashier, the student has already picked up what they want.

If you wish restrictions for financial or other reasons not covered by the food allergy policy, the best way to address the issue is by parental involvement and communication with the student. Special notes on accounts are reserved for students requiring dietary modifications through a diet order or allergen statement signed by a licensed physician.

For a small fee, the website can show the student's meal history with enough detail to indicate if extra items outside of a normal meal are purchased (such as cookies, desserts, snacks, extra helpings, etc). Using this resource as an educational tool, parents should be able to encourage their students to choose proper items at mealtime.
School Nutrition Services is Allergen Aware and takes all necessary precautions to care for all Davidson County Schools' students. Please be aware that School Nutrition Services prepares our food in commercial kitchens, where cross-contact with food allergens is possible and where ingredient substitutions and recipe revisions are sometimes made. Additionally, manufacturers of commercial food products we order may change their product formulation or ingredient consistency at any time without notification. Actual ingredients and nutritional content may vary and we are not able to guarantee that any food item will be completely free of food allergens. If you have questions or any concerns regarding ingredients of a specific food or recipe, please reach out to the School Nutrition Office, at 336-242-5635.
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