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Welcome to School Meals!

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Your child’s school day just got healthier!  Gowanda Central School along with schools across America are meeting new national standards for school lunches.  School lunches now include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain-rich foods; only fat-free or low-fat milk; “right-size” meals with portions designed for a child’s age; and less saturated fat, trans fat and sodium.

These changes are a result of the new school meal standards established by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 - the first major change to school meals in more than a decade. The changes are based on the latest nutrition science and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

When students eat healthy foods, they perform better in school. Your child can learn good eating habits for life by making healthy food choices and getting proper exercise now. You have the power to inspire your children to build a healthy plate at school and at home. We ask that you review the school menu with your child. Encourage them to try new foods and eat the healthy food offered. Reinforce healthy eating by offering similar new foods at home.

Improving the health and nutrition of children by providing nutritious meals in school is a top priority for the Gowanda Central School District and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.

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