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The Franklin Special School District Child Nutrition Program’s mission is to provide nutritious, healthy meals for students and staff by managing the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch programs in all eight FSSD schools.
The FSSD Child Nutrition Department supervises all school cafeterias and staff. It is monitored by the Tennessee Department of Education Child Nutrition and the district auditors. Child Nutrition Managers and the FSSD Child Nutrition Supervisor are available on site and by e-mail for feedback from both staff and students. The program supports the district by providing students, staff and visitors with the opportunity to eat nutritious meals, keeping them healthy and well nourished so they may excel.
Each school has a Child Nutrition Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the dining hall. The district adheres to a traditional, food-based lunch menu. The three-week menu cycle offers all five required items:
  • One serving each of the Meat/Meat Alternate, Milk, Grain/Breads, Vegetable and Fruit
Although students have the option to decline items, a complete meal is encouraged. The lunch meal must include the selection of one fruit or vegetable to be complete meal. Each school has the latitude to offer additional items to the cycle menu.
FSSD menus are available online through MealViewer, an interactive web-based platform for students and parents to be involved with their school nutritional program. MealViewer is available through the website and has a mobile app for each school. It allows 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.
Nutritional Analysis
The Nutritional Analysis for FSSD breakfast and lunch offerings provide you with calories, carbohydrates, and protein information for the daily menu. These are available either through MealViewer or in each of the school clinics. If your child requires assistance with a special diet, please contact the Child Nutrition Supervisor at 794-6624.

Online Payment Service for School Meals

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 ($25 minimum payment) from the comfort of their own homes or offices. RevTrak also offers email notifications when your child’s account balance reaches a pre-defined amount.
RevTrak is designed to provide parents with a safe and convenient way to prepay for student’s meals online. Parents can set up automatic payment plans, view balances and account history, and receive automated notification on balance status. A 3.49% transaction fee is all you will  pay for this convenient service.

How to Manage Your Child’s Cafeteria Account

The Child Nutrition Program is self-supporting and oversees the collection of all cash transactions at each school site. The cafeterias use a software program, School Meal, for cash collection. Each student is assigned an individual account number which is used throughout the school year. When a student’s account number is entered into the register, the account information appears on the register screen for the cashier. Pre-payments are appreciated, but single purchases are also welcomed. Breakfast, lunch, and a la carte items can be pre-paid together. Individual account information is available from the dining hall managers at each school. If parents want their children to purchase from a debit account, dining hall managers should be notified, otherwise a la carte sales will be for cash only. Each school offers a variety of a la carte items daily.


2020-2021 Meal Prices
  • $2.00 for preK-8 students
  • $2.25 for adults
  • 30 cents for students eligible for reduced prices
  • $2.90 for preK-8 students
  • $3.75 for employees
  • $4.75 for visitors (children – $2.90; holidays $5.50)
  • 40 cents for students eligible for reduced prices

Free and Reduced Meals

The FSSD offers free or reduced prices to eligible children as set forth by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Free and Reduced Information and Online Application
    • Information and FAQs about the National School Lunch Program
    • Online Application:  Free and reduced applications must be completed through your Skyward Family Access account. Once in your family account, please select the Food Service tab, in the left hand column, then select Applications at the top of the screen. Choose Add Application in the pop-up window. If you have trouble logging in, please contact the Child Nutrition Office at 615-794-6624 or your school office.

CNP Refunds

If your student needs to suspend or deactivate his/her account, please print out and complete the form below. You may transfer balances to other FSSD schools, donate the amount to a student assistance account, or request a full refund.


Child Nutrition Department
Robbin Cross, SNS, Supervisor
Marné Price, Bookkeeper
Emily Gunnel, Administrative Clerk
FSSD Central Office
507 New Highway 96 West
Franklin, TN 37064

whats_for_lunch graphic leads to school menu

Click above to see your child’s menus using our new MenuViewer software with interactive nutrition and allergy information!


Child Nutrition Department
Robbin Cross, SNS, Supervisor
Level 3 Certification, School Nutrition Assn.
ServSafe Certified Instructor and Proctor

Marné Price
, Bookkeeper
FSSD Central Office
507 New Highway 96 West
Franklin, TN 37064


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