Food and Culinary Services
Our vision is to serve every student a fresh, colorful, well-balanced quality meal every day in a safe, positive and welcoming environment. Each meal will be served by professional, knowledgeable and caring employees. Through promoting good nutritional habits for a lifetime and being inclusive of all cultures, we will ensure all students a chance to excel in their education and well-being.
Cafeteria menus are available online through MealViewer, an interactive platform for students and parents. MealViewer is available through the website and has a mobile app for each school. It allows students and parents to view individual school menus, allergens, nutrition information, and even gives students the ability to rate the school’s food! Parents can personalize the app by setting allergens, and the app will display an alert when these allergens are present in that day’s menu.
Substitution Clause: A manager may need to make a substitution due to the delivery schedule or equipment issues. MealViewer may not reflect this last minute change.
Managing Your Child's Account
The FSSD offers families a convenient online way to manage their child’s cafeteria account. Using RevTrak, parents can pay for their students’ meals online with a credit card or debit card (transaction fee applied). RevTrak also offers parents the option to set up email notifications when your child’s account balance reaches a pre-defined amount, to view account history, and to set up automatic payment plans.
In-Person Cash Transactions
FSSD Food and Culinary Services is self-supporting and oversees the collection of all cash transactions at each school site. Each student is assigned an individual account number which is used throughout the school year. Pre-payments are appreciated, but single purchases are also welcomed. Breakfast, lunch, and a la carte items can be pre-purchased each day. Exact change is appreciated. Because cafeterias do not have change, payments over the price of the meal are credited to the student's cafeteria account.
Individual account information is available from the FCS managers at each school. Each school offers a variety of a la carte items daily. Students may not purchase a la carte items if they have a negative cafeteria balance.
Please Note: If a student does not take a complete meal they will be charged a la carte prices.
What makes a complete free meal?
FSSD participates in the USDA's Offer vs. Serve Program for all grade levels except for Pre-K. This program allows students to choose what they like to eat from five components:
- Meat/ Meat Alternative (Entrée)
For breakfast a student must choose at least two different food items and one of these must be a fruit or vegetable. For lunch, a student must choose at least three different food items and one of these must be a fruit or vegetable.
Students are encouraged to choose one of each of the components but are not required to choose all components. For breakfast and lunch to be a "complete meal," and therefore qualify as free, a student must select a Fruit/Juice or Vegetable. Milk is not required to make a complete meal.
Breakfast Prices (2022-2023):
- $2.00 Students
- $2.25 Adults
Lunch Prices (2022-2023):
- $3.00 Students
- $4.00 Adults
- $3.00 Child Visitor
- $6.00 Adult Holiday Visitor
Birthday Ice Cream
Families who wish to celebrate a child's birthday at school may purchase an ice-cream treat for all students in the class to enjoy at lunch time. This can be done by ordering and purchasing from the cafeteria two weeks prior to your child’s celebration day. Ice-cream treats available to the students will include options for those students with food allergies and other dietary restrictions. Please click the form below for the order form in both English and Spanish.
Learn More About...
- Chef Ann Foundation Grant Recipient
- Civil Rights Discrimination Policies
- FCS Awards and Honors
- Free and Reduced Lunch
- Non-Discrimination Statement
- Nutritional Analysis
- Refund Requests
- Take A Bite Campaign (Help Families Pay Lunch Debt)
Chef Ann Foundation Grant Recipient
Civil Rights Discrimination Policies
FCS Awards and Honors
Free and Reduced Lunch
Take A Bite Campaign (Help Families Pay Lunch Debt)
Each school has a Food and Culinary Services (FACS) Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the cafeteria.
- Franklin Elementary
- Freedom Intermediate
- Freedom Middle
- Johnson Elementary
- Liberty Elementary
- Moore Elementary
- Poplar Grove Elementary
- Poplar Grove Middle
Poplar Grove Elementary
Poplar Grove Middle
Robbin Cross, SNS
Level 3 Certification, School Nutrition Assn.
ServSafe Proctor and Certified Instructor
Marné Price, Operations Coordinator
Emily Gunnel, Administrative Clerk
FSSD Central Office
507 New Highway 96 West
Franklin, TN 37064
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