School Nutrition

Director of school nutrition, Vonda Bradford

Vonda Bradford
Director of School Nutrition


School Nutrition Program Administrative Assistant, Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson
School Nutrition Program Administrative Assistant

Field manager, Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman
Field Manager

Procurement specialist, Melissa Livesay

Melissa Livesay
Procurement Specialist



Jane Neal
Cafeteria Manager - Broadview Elementary

Shirley Walker
Cafeteria Manager - Clark Memorial Elementary

Dora Robinson
Cafeteria Manager - Cowan Elementary

Mary Morris
Cafeteria Manager - Decherd Elementary

Tara Scott
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

Midgie Shelton
Cafeteria Manager - Rock Creek Elementary

Chasity Williams
Cafeteria Manager - Sewanee Elementary

Cafeteria Manager - South Middle School

Text Food to 304-304

Employment Opportunities

Looking for employment that works with your child's school schedule? Join the School Nutrition team! School Nutrition has several positions available for the 2024 - 25 school year. Apply online at Call Vonda Bradford at 931-967-7034 for more information. 

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. All schools received a score of 100 on the Spring 2024 Health Inspection.

Franklin County Schools Charge Policy

  • If a student does not have sufficient monies to pay for a meal, the child may charge up to ten dollars ($10.00).
  • Students will not be allowed to charge a la carte items.
  • No adult is allowed to charge any meal.
  • Any losses arising from uncollectable 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 child.
  • Franklin County Schools accepts responsibility for providing free and reduced-price meals and after school snacks to eligible children in the school under its jurisdiction. 

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or



This institution is an equal opportunity provider.