Lunch Menu 2017-11-06T16:32:50+00:00

Hardin County Schools Meal Prices


Breakfast: NO COST
Lunch: NO COST


Breakfast: $2.00
Lunch: $3.00


Breakfast: $2.50
Lunch: $4.00
Visitor Holiday Meal: $5.00*
(Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter)

Students and adults must pay for a la carte items purchased above or not part of a reimbursable meal. 

What Makes a Breakfast?

Hardin County Schools Breakfast Program Requirements:
Select 3-5 Items from 3 Components


Must select 1/2 cup fruit or fruit juice with a meal.  May also select an additional 1/2 cup fruit.

Grain Meat

May select up to 2 items with a meal.
(Some items will count as 2 components ie: breakfast pizza, sausage biscuit, etc.)


May select 1 carton of milk with a meal.

For a student’s choices to count as a breakfast, the student must choose a minimum of three items from at least two different components. One of the items selected MUST be a minimum of ½ cup fruit or fruit juice.  There is a maximum of 5 food items that a student may choose for breakfast.  Some grain or grain/meat combinations may be a single item but will count as 2 items, i.e.:  breakfast pizza, sausage and biscuit, etc.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

What Makes a Lunch?

USDA National School Lunch Requirements:
Select 3-5 Different Components






For a student’s lunch meal to count as a “School Lunch” they must select at least 3 different food components. They can always take all 5 of the components if they choose to.  One of the items selected MUST be at least a ½ cup serving of fruit or vegetable.

May select up to 2 items with a meal.
(Some items will count as 2 components ie: breakfast pizza, sausage biscuit, etc.)

Community Eligibility Provision

All Hardin County school cafeterias are proud to operate under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  This program, first implemented during the 2014-2015 school year, is an option for select schools in Tennessee that participate in the federally-funded National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Under CEP, all students attending school in the Hardin County school system are offered a nutritious breakfast and lunch meal each school day at no cost, regardless of a student’s eligibility status.

While a complete meal is free, parents are encouraged to send money with students for cafeteria extras, such as bottled water, extra fruit, slice of pizza, juice or ice cream.