Nutrition Services

Our school nutrition program provides healthy meals every day. We recognize that a school’s meal program helps to prepare students and adults to maximize their learning potential. Our nutrition associates are a critical part of the division’s efforts to prepare students to have a positive impact.

Join Us for Breakfast!

A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can actively participate in class. School breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body. Join us daily. It’s a great way to start your school day.

Access our school breakfast and lunch menus here.

Want to Know More About School Nutrition?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a great family-friendly resource called Choose My Plate. This website offers guidance on making healthy eating choices.

Meals

Children need healthy meals to learn. Goochland County Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. All meals served must meet standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, if a student has been determined by a doctor to be disabled and the disability prevents the student from eating the regular school meal, the school will make substitutions prescribed by the doctor. If your student needs substitutions because of a disability, please contact Lisa Landrum at 556-5604 for further information.

New Online Free and Reduced School Meals Application

Parents/Guardians, We now have an online application process for your child to receive other benefits within the school. If you complete this online, you avoid having to fill out your information on paper and sending it in to your child’s office. Please just take a few minutes now to fill this out.

Please note: If you qualify, you will receive a letter for you to check off and sign if you would like to qualify for free or reduced fees. You MUST return this letter to your child’s school office.

  • School Fees (incl. gym suits);

  • Advanced Placement Tests/ SAT and ACT fee waivers;

  • College Dual Enrollment Tuition/post High School Scholarship Opportunities;

  • VPI Headstart/Preschool Programs;

  • Kajeet Wireless Devices

Pre-Paying for School Meals /Ala Carte Items

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Goochland County Schools offers MyPaymentsPlus, an online service that provides you the convenience and information you need to manage your student’s meal account. Meals and ala carte items may be purchased with an online account.  We do not accept currency of any type.

We strongly encourage all parents to create an account at no cost through www.mypaymentsplus.com. Parents who do not have access to the online payment system or phone app can call the MyPaymentsPlus customer service number 1-877-237-0946 / option 8 to pay by phone.

Student ID numbers can be obtained by: contacting your child’s school office or the School Nutrition Office at 804-556-5604.

You can use this service at no cost to:

  • Create a free, secured account to manage your student’s meal accounts,

  • Check your student’s current account balance,

  • Monitor the items your student has been purchasing in the cafeteria,

  • Create settings to receive email notifications when the account reaches a low balance.

You can also manage meal payments through an iOS app for iPhone.

Wellness Policy

The School Board Policy for student wellness is available online. Goochland County Public Schools’ triennial assessment (2017-2020) of its progress towards goals outlined in its wellness policy can be accessed here.

See our updated Meal Charge Policy located here.

Non-Discrimination 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:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.