The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) provides the option to offer free meals to all students in eligible schools without collecting household applications. The CEP program will continue at Clark Memorial, Cowan, and Decherd Elementary Schools for the 2021-22 school year. Students in these three schools will be offered both Breakfast and Lunch at no charge to the student. Being able to continue the program depends on please consider allowing your student to eat both breakfast and lunch at school. For more information on this option, please contact the School Nutrition Department at the Board of Education.

Franklin County School Nutrition Program

Franklin County Schools currently has 11 School Nutrition Managers and over 60 school nutrition professionals, serving breakfast and lunch on a daily basis to each of our 11 schools in Franklin County. All meals provided by Franklin County Schools must meet the Recommended Daily Allowance established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Franklin County School Nutrition Program offers a selection of daily choices at all grade levels. Students are more likely to eat when they make their own choices.

Franklin County School Nutrition is an active participant in the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs. These are federally assisted child feeding programs sponsored by USDA that provide free or reduced meals to our students whose families meet the criteria. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

The School Nutrition Program operates fiscally independent with the District, paying for operating expenses and administrative costs. We are supported by revenue generated from sales made within our cafeterias as well as receiving federal funds based on our meal participation. This department does not receive any local tax dollars. 

As a partner in education, the Franklin County School Nutrition Program contributes to a successful academic experience and encourages a lifetime of healthy eating by providing each student with the affordable opportunity to enjoy meals that are nutritious, appealing, and served by caring professionals in a pleasant environment.

We look forward to serving your children and invite you to visit your child’s cafeteria during the school year.  

Eat Breakfast at School!

Recent studies show a link between nutrition and learning. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can actively participate in class. 

Studies have also proven that breakfast helps improve test scores. Children who eat a healthy breakfast have fewer behavior problems and fewer trips to the school nurse. 


Take time for school breakfast!

Reimbursable Breakfast at $0 to all students this year!

Be a Part of the After School Snack Program

Any students participating in sports, clubs, or any extra-curricular activities that meet after school are eligible for this program.

Snacks are provided at NO CHARGE to students.

Contact your school's cafeteria manager for more information.  

Mission Statement

We will encourage all students to excel in learning through well nourished bodies established by meeting or exceeding dietary guidelines and providing a variety of healthy food choices.

Work for School Nutrition

Working for Nutrition Services in the school cafeteria is an excellent part-time job for the person seeking some extra income while their kids are in school. Join our team in a Franklin County School Cafeteria. We offer flexible hours and work on school schedules. Please call 931-967-7034 for more information!


Health Inspections

Schools that serve meals under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program are required to maintain proper sanitation and health standards in conformance with all applicable State and local laws and regulations. In addition, schools are required to obtain two food safety inspections per school year, which are to be conducted by a State or local governmental agency responsible for food safety inspections. Health inspectors coming into school cafeterias are making sure that current food codes are being enforced. Some examples of ‘critical’ areas on a health inspection include hand-washing, food temperatures, sanitation and cross-contamination. School cafeterias are required to post their most recent inspection report in a prominent location where it can be seen by the public.
Spring 2021 Health Inspection Results for Franklin County Schools
Spring 2019 Health Inspection Results

Franklin County Schools Charge Policy

If an elementary student does not have sufficient monies to pay for a meal, the child may charge up to five (5) days of meals. The cafeteria manager/school administrator will notify families with the amount owed. If the charges exceed the five (5) day limit, additional charges will be at the principal's discretion. Charges are only allowed at the middle schools and high schools at the principal's discretion. Students will not be allowed to charge a la carte items. No adult is allowed to charge any meal. Any losses arising from noncollectable accounts must be paid from funds other than those of the School Nutrition Program; thus, the principal shall take all necessary legal efforts (including garnishments) to collect all monies (plus the accompanying accrued expenses) owed by the child. Franklin County Schools accepts responsibility for providing free and reduced-price meals and after school snacks to eligible children in the schools under its jurisdiction. 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Vonda Bradford
Director of School Nutrition

Cindy Johnson
School Nutrition Program Administrative Assistant

Melissa Livesay
Procurement Specialist

Linda Goodman
Field Manager

Renee` Middleton
Cafeteria Manager - Broadview Elementary

Shirley Walker
Cafeteria Manager - Clark Memorial Elementary

Melissa Sholey
Cafeteria Manager - Cowan Elementary

Martha Stubblefield
Cafeteria Manager - Decherd Elementary

Julia Perkins
Cafeteria Manager - Franklin County High School

Lori Wilkerson
Cafeteria Manager - Huntland K-12

Vanessa Wimley
Cafeteria Manager - North Middle School

Sydney Edge
Cafeteria Manager - North Lake Elementary

Pam Rose
Cafeteria Manager - Rock Creek Elementary

Chasity Williams
Cafeteria Manager - Sewanee Elementary

Tara Scott
Cafeteria Manager - South Middle School