About Nutrition Services
The Gilbert Public Schools Nutrition Services Department is made up of an experienced team of nutrition professionals that are dedicated to providing our students with the best possible dining experience.
We are proud to employ three excellent Registered Dietitians on our staff with over 50 years of combined experience in school nutrition service.
We participate in a nutrition service system called "Offer versus Serve", offering a variety of healthy choices to our students each day including whole grains, fresh fruits & vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat milk.
Free and reduced-price meals are available to families who qualify. Please fill out a Meal Application to apply. Por qué es importante que las familias completen una solicitud en línea para comidas gratuitas y a precio reducido.
We offer 5 different food components at lunch: Fruit, Vegetables, Grains, Milk, and Protein. Students select at least 3 food items from 3 different food components including 1/2 cup of fruit/fruit juice, or vegetables.
We offer 3 different food components at breakfast: Fruit, Grains/Protein, and Milk. Students select at least 3 food items including 1/2 cup of fruit/fruit juice.
For a balanced meal with the best nutrition, we encourage our students to select food items from all of the offered food components.
Our district's wellness policy focuses on supporting healthy eating and physical activity in the school environment to promote and protect our students' health, well-being, and ability to learn.
Special Dietary Needs
GPS Nutrition Services employs three Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) who work with other health professionals to create customized diets for students who have special dietary needs. Complete our Special Dietary Needs Form and return it to the GPS Nutrition Services Department. The form must be completed by a physician, physician assistant, registered dietitian nutritionist, or nurse practitioner.
GPS Nutrition Presentations
Gilbert Public Schools Nutrition Services also offers nutrition classes or activities for our students.
Topics may include:
- Healthy eating (MyPlate)
- Importance of fruits and vegetables
- Importance of eating breakfast
- Choosing healthier beverages
- Any other nutrition-related topics your students may be interested in.
Assistance can also be provided to implement nutrition education programs such as Fuel Up to Play 60. For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Luce Filiatrault, RD, Nutrition Educator.