Welcome to Huntsville City Schools Child Nutrition Webpage!


We are very excited to begin another school year as we have several changes coming this year which we believe will be very beneficial for our district. Also, we are very proud of what we accomplished last year and wanted to mention a few of those accomplishments:

1, MLK Elementary won a “USDA Best Practices Award” from the USDA Regional Office in Atlanta. That office oversees 8 states and only gives out 20 awards each year, so it was a huge accomplishment!

2, Butler High School won the “Tennessee Titans and Purity Dairies Fuel Up To Play Breakfast Contest” and received a check for $5000 and a Pep Rally in January with the Titan’s Cheerleaders, players, and their Mascot T-Rack. Johnson High School won the High School division and received a $3000 check for their prize. Butler High was the first high school to win this contest in the 10 years it has been in existence. They beat out 279 schools from 3 different states!

3, We increased the number of schools participating in a “Breakfast in the Classroom Program” from 13 schools to 19 and we saw significant increases in breakfast participation. We have commitments from 3 additional schools that will be joining the program this year.

4, We started an “At Risk Supper Program” in October with one school (Rolling Hills Elementary). It has since grown to include 7 schools and we are serving over 20,000 suppers a month. We have commitments from 2 additional schools to join this program and we are very excited about this. Currently, Huntsville is the only school district in Alabama participating in this program.

This school year, we will be offering Free Breakfast and Free Lunch to ALL STUDENTS in 25 of our 39 schools through a new program offered by the USDA. Please click on the link that says “Participating CEP Schools” to see if your school qualifies.

Also this year, Elementary Lunch prices have increased from $2.00 to $2.25.. This information may not be in the student handbook due to the fact that the price change happened late in the summer. This change was due to a USDA mandate and could not be avoided. All students in Huntsville City Schools now pay the same price for lunch which is $2.25 (at the NON-CEP Schools)..  Please feel free to email or call me if I can be of further assistance.


Joey Vaughn

Director of Child Nutrition and Extended Day

Email: joseph.vaughn@hsv-k12.org

Phone: 256-428-6955


In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Huntsville City Board of Education will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. For more information contact: Shirley.Wellington@hsv-k12.org.