Child Nutrition

Our Mission

We exist not only to prepare lunch, but to prepare students to make good choices. Making good choices that will lead to lifelong health and well-being.

The Child Nutrition Program has three main goals:

1) provide healthy options that allow students to practice nutritious eating,

2) make them student-friendly options that everyone will enjoy, and

3) make it affordable to all families.

Our Staff

Tasha Hayes, CNP Director           

Email Mrs. Hayes 

(205) 280-3000

Bridgette Cooedy,  Bookkeeper   

Email Mrs. Cooedy

(205) 280-2996

Each school has its own Child Nutrition Program Manager. See the list below to contact your school's manager if you have a need. 





Clanton Elementary School

 Melinda Cleckler - Email

Jemison Elementary School

 Dana McDaniel - Email

Isabella High School

 Shelbie Lowery - Email

Clanton Intermediate School

 Cherie Edwards - Email

Jemison Intermediate School

 Alyson Glass - Email

Maplesville High School

 Betty Brewer - Email

Clanton Middle School

 Laurie Bell - Email

Jemison Middle School

 Donya Johnson - Email

Thorsby High School

Debbie Dutton - Email

Chilton County High School

 Kim Smitherman - Email

Jemison High School

 Donya Johnson - Email

Verbena High School

 Christie Payne - Email

The free/reduced meal application is now available online!

Payment Methods

The Chilton County Child Nutrition Program will offer 3 ways to deposit money in your child's account:

Option 1: Online

Pay online using A transaction fee will be applied from My School Bucks.

Option 2: Check

Make checks payable to (School Name) Cafeteria. The student will give the check to his/her teacher in elemenatary school, or the cashier at the middle and high schools. Please put child's name in the memo section to ensure the right account is credited. For all returned checks a fee will be applied.

Option 3: Cash

Put cash in an envelope marked with the child's name, grade, and amount.


To set up an account with our new online payment system,

visit  You can also use this website to monitor your student's account to maintain a positive balance and see their purchases. It's Free and Simple to use for viewing, however there is a transaction fee charged by myschoolbucks for payments.  If you have questions, please call 205-280-2992..

Free and Reduced Lunches

Apply online at

Paper Applications for Free & Reduced Meals are available at each school or by calling the Child Nutrition Department at 280-2992.

Nutrition Information

Myplate information
Smart Snacks
Interested in being on the Local Wellness Committee? 

Contact the Child Nutrition Department to become a member of the committee
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