Gainesville ISD Child Nutrition

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    Free meals continue through 2021-2022 school year

    Gainesville ISD announced its policy that this school year, healthy meals (breakfast and lunch) will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.

    While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such, Gainesville ISD will process household applications during school year 2021-2022  to ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year while 2022-2023 applications are being processed. Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request. 

    Starting on August 1st, 2021 Gainesville ISD will begin distributing letters to the households of the children in the district {or service area} about these 2022-2023 eligibility benefits and actions households need to take to apply. Applications also are available at 800 S. Morris, Gainesville TX 76240 or you can apply online: www.myschoolapps.com

     

    Nutrition Policy

    The department follows Food Base Menu Planning. All meals must meet the Recommended Daily Allowance established by the USDA and the Texas Department of Agriculture. We research and evaluate every recipe in our menu to ensure they meet nutrition requirements measured by the following categories: Saturated Fat, Total Fat, Calories and Sodium. For further details on the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy please refer to the full policy at www.squaremeals.org

    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Direcotr, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avunue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964(voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    De acuendo a lo establecido por las leyes Federales y el Departamento do Agriculture de los EE.UU. (USDA, siglad en ingles), se prohibite a este organismo la discriminacion por raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad, o impeimentos de las personas. (No todas las bases de prohibicion se aplican a todos los programas.) Para presentar una queja sobre discriminacion, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, o llame al (202) 720-5964 (voz y TDD). USDA es un provendor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual a todos.

    Child Nutrition

    William Szczurek - Director of Child Nutrition

    940-668-3628

     
    Robin Sorrell - Administrative Assistant 
    800 S Morris, Gainesville, TX 76240
    Telephone: 940.668.3626