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)
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)

  • whole fruit

  • sliced apples

  • salad mix

  • baby carrots

  • celery sticks

  • broccoli florets

  • string cheese

  • peanut butter

  • yogurt

  • cottage cheese

  • diced chicken/ham

Additional Lunch Items (grades 9-12, some charges may apply)

  • PBJ Uncrustable

  • Assorted chips

  • Caesar salad

  • other prepared salads

  • assorted meats/cheese

  • crackers/croutons/dinner rolls

Breakfast Items Available Daily (grades PK-8)

  • assorted fruit juice

  • string cheese

  • yogurt

  • whole fresh fruit

  • cereal/cereal bars

Breakfast Items Available Daily (grades 9-12, some charges may apply)

  • assorted fresh fruit

  • bagels, bread for toasting

  • cream cheese/spreads

  • frosted donuts

  • cereal/cereal bars

  • yogurt, string cheese

  • assorted fruit juices

  • Naked Juice fruit smoothies

Meal Prices 2024/2025


K-8 Student $1.85

9-12 Student $2.05

Adult $2.25


K-8 Student $2.45

9-12 Student $2.95

Adult $4.85

Menu Notice

While every effort is made to stick to planned menus, there will be times when changes are made. Please check with the Nutrition Director for details on any posted menus.

Weekly Alternate Main Dish - ALL GRADES


Alternate main dishes are now included on the main menus, linked on this page.

Continuing our successful experiment last school year, we will continue to offer a CHOICE of hot main dish for ALL GRADE GROUPS on most days.

Federal and Iowa Non-Discrimination Statements

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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:

1. mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:


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

Contact Information