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Nutrition Services


The Grand Island Public Schools Child Nutrition Program is essential in providing the students and staff of the district with great-tasting, safe, nutritious meals that will enhance the learning process. Students are made knowledgeable of the importance of good nutrition habits and incorporate these habits into everyday food choices to enhance the mind and body for optimal physical health and academic performance. 

The Child Nutrition Program provides breakfast and lunch, as well as after school snacks to all GIPS students, PK - 12. All students and staff of Grand Island Public Schools are the customers of the Nutrition Services Department. As with any Food Service establishment, customer service is a key element in encouraging customers to frequent our establishment; the school cafeteria, along with venues outside of the cafeteria, like Grab & Go breakfast. The USDA and federal government provide subsidies for each meal served to students. This enables schools to offer free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch to ensure every student has access to proper nutrition.

The Child Nutrition Department is self-supporting and does not receive funds from the general fund to operate. With over 1.2 million lunches served per year, it could be said the Department is the largest restaurant in Grand Island. Each employee must have a minimum of four hours of food service training each year and managers must have a minimum of ten hours of food service training each year. The department must also manage expenditures and provide meals in order to receive revenue to maintain the bottom line. 

Proper nutrition is extremely important in children’s growth, brain development and general well being. In addition to feeding bodies and minds, the Child Nutrition Department strives to feed students’ souls as well. At all schools, it is clear our students are served with love.

Media Inquiries
Jack Sheard, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1127
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

Nutrition Services


The Grand Island Public Schools Child Nutrition Program is essential in providing the students and staff of the district with great-tasting, safe, nutritious meals that will enhance the learning process. Students are made knowledgeable of the importance of good nutrition habits and incorporate these habits into everyday food choices to enhance the mind and body for optimal physical health and academic performance. 

The Child Nutrition Program provides breakfast and lunch, as well as after school snacks to all GIPS students, PK - 12. All students and staff of Grand Island Public Schools are the customers of the Nutrition Services Department. As with any Food Service establishment, customer service is a key element in encouraging customers to frequent our establishment; the school cafeteria, along with venues outside of the cafeteria, like Grab & Go breakfast. The USDA and federal government provide subsidies for each meal served to students. This enables schools to offer free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch to ensure every student has access to proper nutrition.

The Child Nutrition Department is self-supporting and does not receive funds from the general fund to operate. With over 1.2 million lunches served per year, it could be said the Department is the largest restaurant in Grand Island. Each employee must have a minimum of four hours of food service training each year and managers must have a minimum of ten hours of food service training each year. The department must also manage expenditures and provide meals in order to receive revenue to maintain the bottom line. 

Proper nutrition is extremely important in children’s growth, brain development and general well being. In addition to feeding bodies and minds, the Child Nutrition Department strives to feed students’ souls as well. At all schools, it is clear our students are served with love.

Media Inquiries
Jack Sheard, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1127
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