Child Nutrition Director,
621 Gracey Avenue
Clarksville, TN 37040
The CMCSS Child Nutrition Department is responsible for all cafeteria operations including the preparation of school breakfast
and lunch. This department does not receive any local tax dollars and is self-supported through revenue generated from sales
along with federal and state funds awarded based on meal participation. The Child Nutrition Department implements both self-serve
and offer vs. serve concepts during breakfast and lunch meal services.
Supporting Our Students
“We think food because they can’t think without it.” Research documents students eating nutritionally balanced
meals perform better in school. The CMCSS Child Nutrition Department provides students with nutritionally balanced and
safe meals of the highest quality possible while maintaining a cost-effective program.
“You cannot teach a hungry child.” The CMCSS Child Nutrition Department is an active participant in the National
School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs. These are federally assisted child feeding programs sponsored by
the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provide free or reduced meals to our students whose families meet
Supporting Our Staff
Teamwork and Customer Service are of the utmost importance within the CMCSS Child Nutrition Department. The faculty and
staff of CMCSS share the unique distinction of being a part of both to the Child Nutrition Department. The department’s
mission and primary focus are on the children of CMCSS. However, it is the department’s stance that this cannot be achieved
without having a cohesive “Team” with everyone involved in supporting the District’s Mission to “Educate and Empower Our
Students to Reach Their Potential.” Delivering outstanding customer service to faculty and staff is the first step to
achieving a cohesive team and something the department strives to do on a daily basis.
In addition, the Child Nutrition Department provides nutritionally sound meals at reasonable prices to faculty and staff,
nutritional information to assist with dietary needs of students, data to help generate necessary reports, assistance with
fundraisers, menu planning for field trips and special events, and catering services.