Sumner County Schools
Sumner County Schools

School Nutrition

Sumner County School Nutrition is now powered by LINQ Connect.

Through the LINQ Connect Family Portal, parents can set balance reminders and low balance alerts, monitor transactions, submit Free/Reduced online applications, and safely process one-time or automatic payments via Visa, MasterCard, or Discover for a small processing fee.

Users will need to set up a new account, information cannot be transferred from the previous system. Account balances from the previous provider are stored at Nutrition Services and will transfer upon individual family portal set up.




The Sumner County School Nutrition Program (SNP) is changing to prepare for education in the 21st Century. The program is beginning to incorporate nutrition education in its operation to help in developing total body wellness among all students. In education we invest in children’s health to share the universal vision in Tennessee hoping that students become higher achievers, healthier, and more physically fit. Good nutrition is vitally important in our program.

Poor health is lifestyle-related. To change a behavior, the change must be practiced for a minimum of 21 days, and it must have 50 hours per year for three years of planned, sequential activity.

The State mandated Lifetime Wellness curriculum includes nutrition as one of the seven required strands. Topics that are included are the food guide pyramid, new food labeling laws, and more education in teaching the dietary guidelines.

In our program we want to make available to you nutrition education in the classroom. The school nutrition managers can plan their time to help you with teaching units on nutrition to your students. They would be happy to make themselves available to you when time permits to aid in applying nutrition education in the classroom. Please do not hesitate to contact the School Nutrition Supervisor, Dawn Botensten, at 451-5217, if we can assist in any manner.

The School Nutrition Association and the School Nutrition Directors across the nation are working diligently to ensure funding is allocated in the federal budget for nutrition education.

It has been proven through research that there is a correlation between the achievement levels of students and good nutrition. It is important that School Nutrition is an entity with the total educational process. Good nutrition is an integral part that contributes to the successes of the educational system.