Food Service Department
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The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program is Expanding!

GBAPSD Food Service Department is excited to announce the addition of three more schools to the CEP program in 2017-18 school year. Danz, Early Learning Center (ELC), and the Head Start Learning Center (HSLC) will provide meals at no-cost to its students at breakfast and lunch, regardless of the household's ability to pay for meals. Check out the CEP webpage for additional information!

Negative Balance Policy

The USDA regulates the National School Lunch Program and each participating agency; effective July 1, 2017, all school agencies participating in the Program are required to maintain and administer a balance policy. The Board of Education approved the Support Services Policy & Rule 763, which can be found at this link. Free & Reduced Meal Benefits apply only to the reimbursable meal. The reimbursable meal includes milk as one of the offered components. If the student decides to take only milk, the is not a reimbursable meal and the account will be charged for the milk as an a la carte item for $0.40.

Check Out NutriSlice!

click here to access the NutriSlice menu website!
Click on this icon for the new menu!
Check out our Menus & Meal Prices page for an exciting new way to receive the school meal menus! NutriSlice is an innovative method for families to interact with the school meal menu. Be sure to download the app (information within each menu for the App Store and Google Play!) Printing a menu? We recommend Google Chrome! Print option not available in Internet Explorer.

Information for Households for the new school year

GBAPSD Food Service Department aims to make the transitions from elementary to middle, middle to high school, and high school to graduate, as easy as possible. Please read specific guidance at the following link: Transitioning Household Information

District Celebrates USDA Summer Award "Turnip the Beet" for Excellence in Summer Food Service!

The USDA awarded GBAPSD Food Service Department with silver in the Turnip the Beet challenge for outstanding summer food service. Two other districts in Wisconsin were awarded for a total of 49 awards given for the 2016 summer program. Read more about it here: Turnip the Beet Award Release


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regulations

While school districts have some flexibility in what foods we offer to our students, we are required to plan our menus in accordance with guidelines set by the USDA.

Effective beginning the 2012-2013 school year, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has brought changes to menu items and to meal selections in the cafeteria. These new regulations reflect the Institute of Medicine's report: "School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children" and the USDA's 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These guidelines are designed to increase the consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, reduce the sodium and fat content of items served, and provide appropriate portion sizes for each age group.

These guidelines translate into the following changes in the cafeteria:

  • Students are required to take at least 1/2 cup of fruit/vegetable with every lunch and 1/2 cup of fruit at breakfast
  • All grain products are whole grain rich
  • Minimum and maximum ranges for calories, saturated fat, and sodium based on grade groupings

Want more information on USDA guidelines? Check out this link USDA Nutrition Standards for School Meals

 

Non-discrimination Statement

This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
 
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
 
(2)  Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
 
 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

School Meal Prices for 2017 - 18

Elementary (K-5) Lunch  
Full Price $2.60
Reduced $0.40
Adult/Non-Student $3.55
Secondary (6-12) Lunch  
Full Price $2.90
Reduced $0.40
Adult/Non-Student $3.55
Elementary & Secondary Breakfast  
Full Price $1.80
Reduced $0.30
Adult/Non-Student $2.20
CEP Schools  
Student's First Breakfast $0
Student's First Lunch $0
Adult/Non-Student Breakfast $2.20
Adult/Non-Student Lunch $3.55
A La Carte Milk  
All Participants $0.40
Other Snacks & Beverages Price Varies

Program Announcements

Child & Adult Care Food Program "CACFP"
GBAPSD is proud to provide meals in the after-school program for at-risk schools! More details included in the following media release: English y Español


Food Service is on the Portal!

GBAPSD Food Service Department uses the Parent Portal! You can check your student's purchasing history, their account balance, add money to their account, and submit a confidential Free & Reduced Meals Benefit Application! Click here to learn more: English y Español

We're Hiring!

Interested in a job that follows your student's school schedule? You should consider working for the Food Service Department! Click here to learn more: Job Opportunity Poster

MyPlate Information about School Breakfast and Lunch

Do you want to know more about your student is eating? Click on the links below to read helpful infographics explaining the benefits of school breakfast and lunch programs!
MyPlate guide to School Lunch: English y Español
MyPlate guide to School Breakfast: English y Español

What Makes a Lunch, Anyway?

Do you wonder who makes the meals, how they do it, and why they do it? The School Nutrition Association created a wonderful resource for parents and teachers to help explain school nutrition! You can access the website here: SNA About School Meals

Do you know how the Food Service Department plans your child's breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals? The Department follows strict guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), ensuring the average student receives appropriate nutrients. You can learn more about what it takes by reading the following brochure: Let's Do Lunch!
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