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School Nutrition

How may we serve you?
The Tipton County School Nutrition Department operates 14 cafeteria sites and serves approximately 8,325 lunches and 3,375 breakfasts each school day. The meals provided are in compliance with USDA Regulations and meet the school meal initiative requirement.
The students' meal service is provided by 125 Child Nutrition professionals whose goal is to provide meals that are nutritionally sound, appealing and satisfying.

The primary objective of the school nutrition program is to make available to every student a nutritious, well-prepared and attractive lunch every day. A complete breakfast is offered every morning from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m at all schools. Times will vary according to each school's operation hours.

All meals meet the standards as provided in federal, state and local laws and/or rules and regulations. Menu patterns are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and amounts of sugar, sodium and fat are controlled.

Running Low on Energy? Catch Those Zzzs!

Getting the right amount of sleep each night has many benefits. Research indicates that from infancy through adulthood, people who get the least sleep tend to gain weight faster and are more apt to be obese than those who get the recommended amount of sleep.

Here are some steps to help you and your family get a good night’s sleep:

  • Make sleep a priority for yourself, and your kids will follow.
  • Set and enforce a regular bedtime.
  • Limit time spent watching TV, playing computer or video games and using a cell phone.
  • Try some calming activities before bed such as reading or listening to calm music.
  • Follow a well-balanced nutrition plan and drink plenty of water.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, follow these daily sleep guidelines:

  • Newborn infants 0 to 2 months:  12 to 18 hours (includes naps)
  • Infants 3 to 11 months:  14 to 15 hours (includes naps)
  • Toddlers age 1 to 3:  12 to 14 hours (includes one nap)
  • Preschoolers age 3 to 5:  11 to 13 hours (includes one nap)
  • Children age 5 to 10:  10 to 11 hours
  • Teens age 10 to 17:  8 ½ to 9 ½ hours
  • Adults:  7 to 9 hours

For more information on getting the right amount of sleep, visit www.cdc.gov/Features/Sleep/.  

Produced by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Henry Glass
Tipton County School Nutrition Director