Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

According to David Just, PhD, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs, “Though researchers are still working to definitively prove the link, existing data suggests that with better nutrition students are better able to learn, students have fewer absences, and students’ behavior improves, causing fewer disruptions in the classroom.”  

Following that guidance, GUSD has made major improvements in our Nurtition Services Program, and there is more to come as we continue on our journey to develop a full-prep kitchen using locally sourced ingredients to produce fresh and healthy meals for our students. 

Lunch Menus

Free to All Students

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lunch time
GUSD students eating food

Thanks to government funding, breakfast and lunch are free for all students in the 2023-24 school year! However, your school still needs your help, so please complete a meal application form.

Families that would qualify for free/reduced meals will also qualify for important benefits and resources, such as Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) grocery money. These completed forms can also:

  • Secure additional funding to your school to support academic achievement
  • Allow students to qualify for Fee Waivers for the SAT/ACT
  • Allow for reduced cost for students to take Advanced Placement Exams
  • Help sites qualify for grants that support extracurricular activities


Vanessa Meesai

Instructional Aide

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Elvia Ochoa

Nutritional Services Associate