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Food Service:

What We Do:

  • The Goal of Gilbert Foodservice is to provide a variety of safe and nutritious meals that are respectful of every students varied needs.
  • More than 19 Foodservice employees work in a variety of positions to assure that safe and nutritious meals are provide at Gilbert CSD.
  • Gilbert Foodservice provides more than 1,300 breakfasts and lunches daily or approximately 230,000 meals per year.
  • Our meals meet the federal nutrition standards for whole grain rich foods, limiting fat, calories, and sodium. Our lunch meal provides nutrient dense fresh fruits and vegetables through the use of the DOD (Department of Defense) fresh fruit and vegetable program.
  • The following requirements from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are met Daily:
    • Half the tray should be vegetables and fruits (1/2 c servings each)
    • Age appropriate calorie servings
    • Plain 1% milk or fat free flavored milk
    • increasing whole grain rich foods
    • Zero trans fat
    • Less sodium

Gilbert students are encouraged to use their voice in meal planning by openly stating their food requests. Foodservice Director meetings with student council and all Foodservice staff having an active presence at breakfast and lunch.

Public Release for Schools Operating the Seamless Summer Option (Open Sites)

The USDA has issued nationwide waivers allowing schools to operate the Seamless Summer Option during the 2021-22 school year  Gilbert Community School District has elected to participate in the Seamless Summer Option at this time.

Free meals will be provided to ALL children, enrolled or not, and Applications for Free and Reduced Price School Meals/Milk will be available from the school, as an application may be needed for other benefits such as P-EBT.  The Income Eligibility Guidelines and Application can be found in the Forms and Policies listing, look at the Free and Reduced Application 2021-2022.  Going forward to the 2022-2023 school year, it may become necessary to complete these forms to ensure that your student receives this benefit.  If you qualify, please fill out this year to assure that the benefit follows into the school year 2022-2023, thus not having a lack in benefit.

 

Happy is Celebrating National Breakfast Week!

Gilbert CSD will be celebrating National Breakfast Week, on March 7th thru 10th .  Nutrition Services will be serving multiple new items that have been selected by students. The following highlights what new entrees our students have decided they would like to try!

MONDAY- Middle School Request
Belgian Waffle with Strawberries

TUESDAY- High School Favorite
Sausage Gravy and Biscuit

WEDNESDAY- Intermediate School Request
Farmer Casserole

THURSDAY- Elementary Request
Berry Patch Smoothie with Scooby Bones

A big “THANK YOU” for all those who join us daily for breakfast and, for those of you that haven’t joined us – PLEASE DO! School Breakfast is a great way to start the day. AND – (DRUM ROLL PLEASE) there is no charge for the basic breakfast for the rest of this school year!

Gilbert Nutrition Services look forward to serving you daily!

GO TIGERS!

Deb Purcell, LD
Gilbert CSD Nutrition Services

Menus – See breakfast & lunch menus for all schools on the Nutrislice website or by downloading the Gilbert CSD app at the App Store or on Google Play!

Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Forms and Policies

Free and Reduced Application 2021-2022

Spanish – 2021-2022 Free and Reduced Application

Diet Modification Request Form

Nutrition Policies

Wellness Policy

Meal Charges Policy