• Knox County Schools Nutrition

Our Mission

  • Pursuing excellence in student nutrition, one bite at a time.

Virtual Student Meal Flyer

P-EBT Information

Online Meal Prepayments

  • Knox County Schools Nutrition Department accepts online payments through K12paymentcenter.com.

    K12PaymentCenter assesses convenience fees based upon the dollar amount of the meal payment. A flat convenience fee of $1.95 is added to transactions up to $100. A convenience fee of 2.99% of the total payment is added to transactions above $100.

    Please note: Knox County Schools Nutrition Department does NOT receive any portion of the convenience fee.


Meal Charge Administrative Procedure

Meal Prices



    Breakfast, Reduced $0.30 Breakfast $2.00
    Breakfast, Paid $1.75 Lunch $3.25
    Lunch, Reduced $0.40


    Lunch, Paid ES $2.50 Breakfast $2.25
    Lunch, Paid MS/HS $2.75 Lunch $3.75

Community Eligibility Program

  • Select Knox County schools will be taking part in the Community Eligibility Program during the 20-21 school year. What this means is that students attending a participating school will be offered both breakfast and lunch meals at no charge, regardless of eligibility status. For a complete listing of schools, please click here.

Free & Reduced Applications

  • We are slowly moving away from paper applications for Free & Reduced. We will offer a limited number of paper applications in order to offer more efficient and speedier application processing. To apply, go to lunchapplication.com.

    • A letter with more information will be sent to you. If you have not received a letter, please contact your student's school office for one.
    • If your student attends a school participating in the Community Eligibility Program, you will NOT have to fill out a traditional Free & Reduced application as you have in prior years. If you have a student attending a non-participating school, you will need to complete a Free & Reduced application.
  • Free & Reduced
    Lunch Application

Contact Us

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    Brett Foster

    Executive Director
    Andrew Johnson Building
    Suite 308 
    (865) 594-3640 Office
    (865) 594-1203 Fax

    Rita Teffeteller

    Senior Field Coordinator
    Andrew Johnson Building
    Suite 303
    (865) 594-2976 Office 
    (865) 594-1203 Fax

    Mary Nell Harvey

    Senior Field Coordinator
    Andrew Johnson Building
    Suite 303 
    (865) 594-1435 Office
    (865) 594-1203 Fax