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, 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:
      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.