Short Answer: At least a half cup of fresh fruit or vegetable and at least 3 components!!
Long Answer: CGD participates in the following federal USDA meal programs: School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. CGD is committed to adhering to the standards and requirements set by these programs which include: minimum servings of fresh fruit and vegetables; limits on saturated fat, sodium, and calories (adjusted for age); provision of whole grain-rich products, and low- and non-fat milk options.
Students can ensure they are following USDA nutritional guidelines for LUNCH when they:
select a minimum of 3 meal components (grain, meat/meat alternate, fruit, vegetable, fluid milk)
select a minimum of half-cup fruit or vegetable
Students can ensure they are following USDA nutritional guidelines for BREAKFAST when they:
select a minimum of 2 items (grain, fruit, fluid milk)
select a minimum of half-cup fruit (or vegetable, if offered)
Continuing our successful experiment last school year, we will continue to offer a CHOICE of hot main dish for ALL GRADE GROUPS. The alternate main dish will be based on a weekly themed rotation: Mon-Around the World, Tue-Sub of the Day, Wed-Pizza of the Day, Thu-Fresh & Lite, Fri-Off the Grill. Please check this section for updated selections week by week!!
A La Carte Items Available Daily
In addition to the posted menu items, CGD students have a large number of items available either for free (no charge for any fresh fruit or vegetables) or a small a la carte price for breakfast and lunch. See below for a sampling of those items available on a daily basis.
Lunch Cold Bar (grades 3-12)
Additional Lunch Items (grades 9-12, some charges may apply)
other prepared salads
Breakfast Items Available Daily (grades PK-8)
assorted fruit juice
whole fresh fruit
Breakfast Items Available Daily (grades 9-12, some charges may apply)
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online
at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508- 0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
1. The new nondiscrimination statement may not be altered in any way including the formatting and spacing.
2. The text must be easily readable in Time New Roman font or other standard font (black or dark color)
3. The ideal font size of the full statement is 11.
4. A font size as small as 9 point may be used.
5. If the document is a one page document, the font size must be the same as the rest of the font used to maintain equal importance.
6. If the full statement does not fit, use the abbreviated “equal opportunity” statement. The abbreviated statement font must be the same size as the font size used in the document.
Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement
It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.
Iowa Civil Rights Commission Address, Phone, Website for Letters of Complaint
Iowa Civil Rights Commission,
Grimes State Office building,
400 E. 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50319-100
Phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416 - Website:Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Forms to Download
Parent Information Letter, Application, & Instructions - ENGLISH