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Gwinnett County Public Schools

School Nutrition Program


As a partner in education, the Gwinnett County School Nutrition Program contributes to a successful academic experience and encourages a lifetime of healthy eating by providing each student with the affordable opportunity to consume meals that are nutritious, appealing, and served by caring professionals in a pleasant environment.


  • Provide the opportunity for all students to meet their daily, nutritional needs for meals consumed at school.
  • Provide healthy choices that comply with the Dietary Guidelines.
  • Be recognized by peers and the community as a leader in the school nutrition field.
  • Provide training for professional growth.
  • Provide nutrition education for all students.
  • Operate a financially sound program.
  • Maintain standards of sanitation set by the Health Department. 
  • Be an integral part of the comprehensive school health program.
  • Support policies that ensure all foods available to students during the school day comply with the Dietary Guidelines.
  • Continually improve the effectiveness of food production and service to meet and exceed customer expectations.
  • Encourage involvement of all employees in our professional associations.
  • Work cooperatively with school administrators and the PTA.
  • Utilize technology as needed to enhance effectiveness of program.


Data & Trends- School Year 2022-2023

Summer 2024 Feeding Information

The GCPS Summer feeding program has concluded.

However, Gwinnett County Government will offer a Summer Meals Program. This program is a federally funded, county-administered program, where shelf-stable meals are available for curbside pickup at select locations until Friday, August 2. Families can stop by to grab free breakfast and lunch between 11:00am and 1:00pm, Monday through Friday, while supplies last.

Families can also visit Gwinnett Cares and Food Finder for additional food resources.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Free & Reduced Price Meals Program

GCPS offers both printed and online options for completion.  Please remember a new application must be submitted each school year since the previous year's application will not work. Each new school year brings thousands of applications for the Free and Reduced Price Meal program.  Due to the number of applications received, an online application turnaround time is faster.  The online application is available in English and Spanish.

SY25 online applications now available!


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Special Dietary Needs

In accordance with USDA regulations, School Food Authorities (SFAs) must ensure children with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. SFAs must make reasonable substitutions or modifications to accommodate children with disabilities when supported by a written medical statement from a state licensed healthcare professional (licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or registered dietitian). The medical statement must include a description of the child’s physical or mental impairment, an explanation of what must be done to accommodate the child’s disability, and the food(s) to be omitted and recommend alternatives (if applicable).

If your child requires meal substitutions or modifications, please submit a completed medical statement to the local School Nutrition Manager.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.