Child Nutrition Department

What We Do:

Welcome to the Star Express Child Nutrition Department of Franklin Township Community School Corporation. Our mission is to provide nutritionally balanced meals according to the USDA National School Breakfast and Lunch Child Nutrition Programs at a reasonable cost to students. Our goal is to operate a child focused nutrition program that provides a variety of healthy food choices to ensure students’ readiness to learn.

The Star Express Child Nutrition Department employs 98 food service professionals and serves approximately 1.4 million breakfasts and lunches at our 12 kitchens district-wide. Our department takes pride in serving approximately 11,200 students daily at 10 schools and Wanamaker Early Learning Center, and providing after school snacks at 8 YMCA After School Care sites. School meals are planned and analyzed by a Registered Dietitian reflecting the USDA meal pattern guidelines and student preferences.

The Star Express Child Nutrition Department is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act. The federal laws regulating the food service programs are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture through the regional office and implemented by the Indiana Department of Education. Star Express is financially self-supporting.

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What Makes a Meal Video

Child Nutrition Department School Contacts

Betsey Willard
Child Nutrition Director 862-2411
Audrey Banich
Child Nutrition Assistant Director 862-2411
Dawn McCrory
Child Nutrition Operations Specialist 803-5058
Pam Umphress
Child Nutrition Specialist 803-5017
Jamie Chandler
Bunker Hill Elementary 860-3403
Kelly Dennis
South Creek Elementary 860-4706
Opal Greensides
Adams Elementary 860-4253
Chrissy Herrod
FC Freshman Academy 803-8310
Heather Jackson
Acton Elementary 803-5108
Melanie Kerr
Kitley Intermediate 803-5957
Elaine McKinney
Thompson Crossing Elementary 860-4605
Kelly Miller
Franklin Central High School 803-5547
Marilyn Nuttall
Edgewood Intermediate 803-8208
Julia Rush
Arlington Elementary 803-5221
Tina Stanley
FC Junior High 803-8113
Jeana Zeimetz
Wanamaker Early Learning Center 860-4505