Child Nutrition and Wellness


Changes to the School Nutrition Program for School Year 2023 - 2024

Congress did not extend federal school meal waivers and school meals will no longer be available to ALL students free of charge effective at the start of the 2023-2024 school year.  However, this year all students will receive free breakfast and reduced students will receive free lunch at USD 457.  Households may complete an Application for Free or Reduced Price School Meals during the 2023-2024 enrollment process or at If you have already received notification that your family is eligible for free or reduced price meals for the 2023-2024 school year, follow the instructions provided.  Only students with approved applications will receive free or reduced price meals for the 2023-2024 school year.  Families who do not qualify for free meals will be responsible for paying for their child(ren)'s meals at the paid rate.  

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The Child Nutrition and Wellness office is located in the Educational Support Center at 1205 Fleming, Garden City Kansas 67846.


Nutrition Office Staff



Phone Number


Tracy Johnson, RD


Administrative Assistant

 Rita Keim


Purchasing Specialist

 Susana Esquivel


Wellness Specialist

Yesenia Gomez

Warehouse Manager

 Mario Mendoza


Accountability Specialist

Yolanda Pichardo


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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:, 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.