• FAQs
  • Is my child getting the nutrients he/she needs from school meals?

    Posted by Nutrition Services on 7/17/2013
    Yes. Grapevine-Colleyville ISD has a registered dietitian on staff to plan all school meal menus. We follow recommendations set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. nutritional guidelines set by the government, and analyze meals to ensure compliance with nutritional requirements. In addition, meals are developed following the www.ChooseMyPlate.com.
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  • Is there a link between good eating habits and student performance in school?

    Posted by Nutrition Services on 7/17/2013
    Numerous studies indicate that the answer is a resounding “yes.” According to these studies, children who eat healthy meals (breakfasts and lunches) score higher on tests, have better attendance, make fewer trips to school nurses, and have fewer discipline problems. School meals play a critical role, as they provide students with the healthiest lowest-cost, most nutritionally-balanced meals available. And, the fact that they are served in the school cafeteria makes them convenient, too!
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  • What is the GCISD Nutrition Services staff doing to decrease fat and sugar in school menus?

    Posted by Nutrition Services on 7/17/2013
    As much as possible, students are served foods rich in nutrients and with decreased sugar, sodium and fat.
    • Vegetables are prepared with a variety of seasonings, with little or no salt added.
    • Foods for all students are baked and not fried (all fryers were eliminated from the school kitchens).
    • Fat free white, chocolate, and strawberry milk is offered at all campuses.
    • Increased the variety of fruits and vegetables to encourage the consumption of more fruits and vegetables.
    • Health promotions such as the TRY SOMETHING NEW Fruit or Vegetable of the Month.  All students can sample the monthly fruit or vegetable for free!
    • Adding more whole grains to the menu that GCISD students have taste tested and approved.
    • Daily salads such as Apple & Cranberry Salad, Baja Salad, BLT Chopped Salad, Caesar Salad, and Garden Salad.
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  • How do I find out if my child/children qualifies for free/reduced price meals?

    Posted by Nutrition Services on 7/17/2013
    A parent or guardian must first complete an application for free/reduced price meal benefits. Applications are available through Nutrition Services, and at every GCISD campus. Once the application is received by Nutrition Services, they have 10 operating days to process it. The parent/guardian will be informed by letter as to whether or not their child/children qualifies. A new free/reduced application must be filled out each year. The application must have an original signature - faxed applications will not be accepted.
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  • Why is the adult charge higher than the student charge?

    Posted by Nutrition Services on 7/17/2013
    The intent of the National School Lunch Program is to provide nutritious and low cost meals to children. Since this program is for children, there is no federal assistance for meals served to adults. Therefore, the adult meal charge has to be at least a combination of the basic reimbursement rate plus the guaranteed value of USDA commodities (per plate) and higher than the highest charge to the child in the school district. An adult should receive the same size meal as that of a secondary student for the established charge.
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  • Can I restrict my child's purchase of snack foods?

    Posted by Nutrition Services on 7/17/2013
    You may fill out a snack restriction form which will specify how many snacks your child may purchase, what type of snacks and when they may be purchased. For elementary students, the snack form is provided in the school calendar menu. The form is kept on file for the school year. If allergies require us to substitute a meal item, the snack restriction form must be accompanied by a note from a health care provider. 
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  • How do I purchase meals for my child?

    Posted by Nutrition Services on 7/17/2013
    Each school’s cafeteria manager accepts deposits of cash or checks or you may prepay online by credit card. If paying by check, please write your student’s name and student ID number in the memo section of the check. Deposits can be made before school, during breakfast, or during lunch.
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  • How long does it take for money to be credited to my child's myschoolbucks.com account?

    Posted by Nutrition Services on 7/17/2013
    After the initial sign-up and registration of a child, it takes the system up to 24 hours to refresh the transaction report.
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  • How can I check the balance of my child’s account?

    Posted by Nutrition Services on 7/17/2013
    Student account balances may be checked online. You may also email or call the school’s cafeteria manager.
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  • What happens to the money in my child’s account at the end of the school year or if my child transfers to another GCISD school?

    Posted by Nutrition Services on 7/17/2013
    Money left in an account at the end of a year will be available for that student’s use in the next school year at any school within the district. A negative balance will also carry over to the next school year or school.
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