With more than 150 full and part-time employees located in their main office and in each school, School Nutrition believes strongly in the mission to Feed the Children a student-friendly, nutritious meal in a pleasant, safe, sanitary environment.
Each school kitchen has its own unique identity, but is still a part of the School Nutrition team and follows the same menu, standards, policies and procedures.
We are a self-funded department, using only federal funds, grants, and monies generated from the sale of school meals and catering to provide a nutritious, low-cost school lunch and breakfast for Putnam County students. We operate much like a food service business with established annual goals and strategic plans. We pride ourselves on food safety, and each of our managers has attended nationally recognized food safety and nutrition training.
We welcome your ideas, questions and concerns. Please feel free to contact the School Nutrition team by calling (931) 528-1847 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Contact our School Nutrition Staff!
Jennifer Mitchell, Program Supervisor
528-1847 ext 1214
Email Jennifer Mitchell
Donna Shanahan, Purchasing and Clerical Support
528-1847 ext. 1217
email Donna Shanahan
Stacy Bradford, Fund Accountant
528-1847 ext. 1216
email Stacy Bradford
Lynette Ellis, Administrative Assistant
528-1847 ext. 1215
email Lynette Ellis
Ashley Ballard, Field Manager
528-1847 ext. 1230
email Ashley Ballard
Jessica Grissom, Field Manager 528-1847 ext 1231 emailJessica Grissom
Other School Nutrition Links
Benefits of school lunch (Food Research and Action Center)
Choose My Plate (Meal Planning Information)
USDA Nutrition Service (including Non Discrimination Statement - https://www.fns.usda.gov/civil-rights/usda-nondiscrimination-statement-other-fns-programs
How School Lunch Is Made
Summer Feeding in Tennessee - USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder or use the No Kid Hungry text line to find a summer site near you. Text "FOOD" to 304-304 or "COMIDA" for Spanish.