School Nutrition

  • “Providing nutritious meals for a healthy diet, body, and mind.”

    Good nutrition is a key component of student success and achievement in the classroom.  Consequently, the goal of the School Nutrition Department is to provide appealing, nutritious, healthy, and well-balanced meals for our students daily. Our customers may choose from a variety of entrees; whole grain-rich foods, fruits, vegetables, and one-percent or skim milk. This variety is essential to properly supplying our students' many nutrient needs.  Fresh fruit is available daily, and seasonal purchases of locally grown produce are coordinated through the N.C. Department of Agriculture and GAP certified farmers. Nutritional information for all menu items is available on our webpage, under the School Nutrition Department/School Menus.    

    Breakfast and Lunch Meal Prices
    Student: Pre-K-Fifth Grade $1:40 ( Breakfast) | Lunch $2.90
    Student: Sixth Grade-High $1:40 (Breakfast) | $3.00 (Lunch)
    School Staff and Adult Guest: $2.00 (Breakfast) | $4.00 (Lunch)
    **** There is a $0.40 charge for lunch and a $0.30 charge for breakfast for students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

    Meal Applications
    All students enrolled in the Gaston County Schools are given an opportunity to fill out a Free and Reduced price meal application even though it will not be necessary to receive free school meals during the 2021-22 school year. This application may be used to qualify families for other benefits such as P-EBT, FCC-EBB, waived fees for ACT/SAT, college applications, academic fees and other programs.

    To apply, a parent or guardian must complete and sign a Free and Reduced Price Meal application form.  The form must be submitted each year.  

    “USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer and Lender”