Child Nutrition


    A Message from the Child Nutrition Director….

     On behalf of the Gates County School Board of Education and my staff; we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Department of Child Nutrition Homepage.

     The Child Nutrition Program is led by a professional group of well qualified and trained personnel committed to serving healthy nutritious meals as set forth by the Re-Authorization Act of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); in addition to the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP), Special Milk Program (SMP), After School Snack Program (ASSP), and the Seamless Summer Option Program (SSOP).

     Our commitment and dedication is to the students, parents, faculty, and staff. Our chief objective is to provide every student with nutritious meals in conjunction with hospitable service in a clean environment.

     Our primary mission is to excel far and beyond your expectations. We believe in giving every student wholesome nutritious meals everyday; to prepare them for learning, teach them how to make healthy food choices, and to promote life-long healthy living.

     We look forward to learning more about the nutritional needs of our students; which we will diligently serve.



    Dr. Paula J. Simpson

    Child Nutrition Director

    PO Box 125

    Gatesville, NC 27938

    252-357-1113 Extension 29



    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

     Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

     To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter 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;

    (2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or
    (3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

     This institution is an equal opportunity provider.