Rhea County School Nutrition Program

Rhea County's School Nutrition Program manages breakfasts and lunches for all seven county schools. We have three Central Office staff members and approximately 52 employees around the county. We also offer nutrition education through the classroom when the opportunity arises. One large facet of School Nutrition Program is managing USDA's National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program in Rhea County.

The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. Nutrition standards set forth by the USDA require most schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat fluid milk in school meals; reduce the levels of sodium, saturated fat, and trans fat in meals; and meet the nutritional needs of school children within their calorie requirements.


Ms. Deborah BlackmonSchool Nutrition Supervisor

Ms. Debbie Smith, School Nutrition Field Manager

Ms. Beverly  Hicks, School Nutrition Bookkeeper

Ms. Melanie  Myers, School Nutrition Clerk

School Cafeteria Managers

Frazier Elementary:  Sue Burdette

Graysville Elementary:  Gloria Rapson 

Spring City Elementary:  Eva Dunigan 

Spring City Middle:  Sonya Hamman

Rhea Central Elementary:  Stacy Cox

Rhea County High:  Ruel Barnett

Rhea Middle School:  Kimberly Mayberry

For more information, contact our office at (423)775-7812