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Gwinnett County Public Schools

School Nutrition Mission

School Nutrition Mission

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.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

New Initiative!

Gwinnett County School Nutrition Program is participating in the Shake It Up Initiative.

What is Shake It Up?

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) School Nutrition Team in partnership with the State School Superintendent and State Board of Education has launched a state-wide initiative to change the entire culture of School Nutrition. The initiative is based on three areas: Tasty Meals, Friendly Cafeterias and Happy Schools.


GCPS School Nutrition Program

GCPS School Nutrition Program

The Gwinnett County School Nutrition Program has over 1,500 Food Service Professionals providing meal service in 130 schools. In SY16 the School Nutrition Programs served on average 179,349 meals per day. In SY16 there were 20,913,890 lunches and 11,009,435 breakfasts served!

The School Nutrition Program (SNP) operates fiscally independent within the District, paying for all direct expenses, administrative costs, and utilities. The SY17 annual budget exceeds $93,000,000.

Revenue sources include local meal sales (26.40%),state supplement (2.3%) and federal reimbursements (71.10%). Federal reimbursement subsidizes all reimbursable (student) meals. This allows for meals to be offered free and at a reduced price to qualifying students as well as at a reasonable price for paying students. The USDA Commodity program is another form of federal assistance that allows for additional meal price reduction (.2275 per plate).

GCPS School Nutrition Program
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Free & Reduced Price Meals Program

Free and Reduced Information

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.

Learn more about Free and Reduced Meals
Click here to fill out a Free & Reduced application online



MyPaymentsPlus allows you to go online and manage your student's meal account. MyPaymentsPlus allows you to make deposits at no cost and create settings to auto replenish your account or receive free reminders when the balance is low.

Click the following link to log on and use MyPaymentsPlus! For support on your MyPaymentsPlus account, please call 1-877-237-0946

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