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 Blackmon, School Nutrition Supervisor
Ms. Debbie Smith, School Nutrition Field Manager
Ms. Beverly Hicks, School Nutrition Bookkeeper
Ms. Melanie Myers, School Nutrition Clerk
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