- Gainesville Head Start
Student Meal Information for the New Year
We are thrilled to be serving your child for the 2022-2023 school year! To kick off the new year, we wanted to share a few things you and your child can look forward to when it comes to mealtime.
Gainesville ISD will Continue to Provide Free Meals for all Students for the 2022-2023 School Year
GISD qualified for a new program, Communication Eligibility Provision (CEP), which will allow GISD to provide breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and also eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals. NOTE- snacks will still be available for purchase at certain campuses and money can be loaded on to your child(s) account through My School Bucks like normal. If you have questions about how to manage that account, call the Child Nutrition Team at 940.668.3626.
Food Allergies and Special Dietary Needs
If you would like your child to receive meal accommodations for food allergies or a medical condition impacting the diet, please ensure that you reach out to your child's school Nurse to get any required documentation and once submitted, you will receive confirmation from Child Nutrition that documentation has been received and a modification plan is in place.
In order to modify the school meal, we must have a written Medical Statement on file signed by a licensed medical provider (physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner). The statement must identify the following:
- Information about the child’s impairment that is sufficient for understanding how it restricts the child’s diet,
- An explanation of what must be done to accommodate the child’s disability, and
- If appropriate, the food(s) to be omitted, texture modifications, and recommended substitutions.
While we have posted signs in the cafeteria encouraging students with food allergies or other dietary concerns to speak up, we encourage you to remind your child to be sure to check with the cafeteria manager regarding product substitutions that may not be reflected in the posted menu.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s allergies or dietary needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Child Nutrition Team at 940.668.3626.
Please Download the Nutrislice App in any App Store for All Meal Information
Stay up to date on all the happy and healthy meals we're serving up at Gainesville ISD! Use the Nutrislice app to check out daily menus online, nutrition facts, site locations, etc. Don't have Nutrislice? Download it for free from any app store, or visit www.gainesvilleisd.nutrislice.com/menu. To get started on the Nutrislice App, type Gainesville ISD in “Find Organization” and you are set! You can favorite your school(s) and stay informed on all information regarding meal service.
Gainesville ISD Child Nutrition