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The District Office of Child Nutrition

We are proud of our approximately 90 school system employees and cafeteria staff. They are very dedicated to serving the children of Hawkins County Schools nutritious meals in a clean and safe environment. They not only prepare and serve the daily meals, but they are also involved in providing some fun and special activities throughout the school year.

Some of these activities are:

  • Parents Day for Lunch
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Specials Lunches at Christmas and Thanksgiving
  • Family Engagement Meals

Studies have shown that nutrition plays a big role in your child's performance in school, both in academics and extra-curricular activities. Nutritious food gives the child more energy, improves his/her ability to concentrate and improves behavior in the classroom. Encourage your child to eat a well balanced, nutritious meal in the school cafeteria.

Mandy Kenner Director of Child Nutrition

Mandy Kenner
Child Nutrition Director

423-272-7629  Ext:2303
Email :

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P-EBT Parent Information

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( for more information on P-EBT or call the hotline with questions at

(833) 419-3210.

Updated P-EBT Benefit Information



Free and Reduced Meals

Free and reduced meals are available to students who's household meet the Federal income guidelines. Parents are strongly encouraged to complete and return an application for free or reduced meals, regardless of income, at any time during the school year.  Free meals are available also for eligible students enrolled in Hawkins County School System who are receiving TANF (Families First) or SNAP (Food Stamps) or FDPIR benefits.  Parents should receive a letter informing them of their child (ren)'s direct certification eligibility.  If all children in the household are not listed on the letter, please notify the Child Nutrition Office.  Parents who do not want this benefit must submit a written note to the Director of Child Nutrition, 200 Depot Street, Rogersville, Tennessee 37857.  Only one application should be completed for the entire family. Parents will receive a letter indicating the status for which the child (ren) qualifies-free, reduced, or full pay. Only a complete meal maybe "sold" to a student qualifying for free or reduced meals.  A la carte items or parts of a meal must be paid for with cash or from prepaid funds in a student account. Students enrolled at a CEP school do not need to apply.


Free and reduced meals application available online
5 reasons to apply for free and reduced lunches

Our Meals

What's On The Menu?

Five food group components (meat/meat alternate, fruit, vegetables, grain, and milk) are included in a school lunch. For the regular price of lunch, a student may choose 3, 4, or 5 items.  One item must be a fruit or vegetable. The price remains the same whether the child chooses 3, 4, or 5 items.

Students may leave off one or two of the food groups or they may choose something from all 5 groups. Two food groups may come in one item. A sandwich is an example, which most of the time will contain meat and grain. A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and salads are offered in all schools.

For breakfast, students are to choose 3 items from the 4 items offered.  One item must be a fruit or vegetable.

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Meal Price Flyer

A LaCarte Prices

Meal Change Administration Procedure

When pre-paying by check:

  • Make check payable to your school cafeteria. (For example, Joseph Rogers Primary School Cafeteria.)
  • Your child/children’s name and teacher/s’ name for which you are paying should be on your check.
  • No checks are accepted after April 30 th of each school year.
  • Prepayment of meals is accepted up to $100.00.
  • A service fee may be charged for each check returned for insufficient funds. No checks will be accepted during the remainder of the school year after two checks are returned


Non-Discrimination Statement


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:, 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. The 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:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3.    email:

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Mandy Kenner
Mandy Kenner Director of Child Nutrition

423-272-7629  Ext:2303
Email :

Misty Elkins
Misty Elkins Bookkeeper

423-272-7629  Ext:2301
Email :

Sharon Seymore
Administrative Assistant
Sharon Seymore Administrative Assistant

423-272-7629  Ext:2300
Email :

Lorie Nye
Field Manager

423-272-7629  Ext:2302
Email :