Gardner Public Schools


Katrina Bressani

(978) 632-1600 ext. 1700



GALT, High & Middle School Breakfast Reduced $.30
GALT, High & Middle School Breakfast Paid $2.15
Elm & Waterford Street School Breakfast FREE
GALT, High & Middle School Lunch Reduced $.40
GALT, High & Middle School Lunch Paid $3.10
Elm & Waterford Street School Lunch Reduced $.40
Elm & Waterford Street School Lunch Paid $2.85
Adult Breakfast (Includes Tax) $3.00
Adult Lunch (Includes Tax) $4.25
A La Carte Milk $.75
A La Carte Lactaid Milk $1.05
A La Carte Soy Milk $1.50
A La Carte Juice $.75
8 oz. Water $.85
16 oz. Water $1.00


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Nutrition Zone

W.I.N - Whitsons Interactive Nutrition

Whitsons offers a variety of value added services to all of the clients that we serve. Our skilled team of registered dietitians have developed these programs to enhance the health and wellness of your district.

The connection between wellness and health is hard to ignore-with 1/3 of children and adolescents being either overweight or obese, the number of individuals with chronic diseases has skyrocketed to historic levels. These diseases have short and long-term effects which makes it difficult for children to learn, especially when they’re frequently absent.

Some of the services we offer are:

Workshops and Presentations

We offer a variety of workshop and presentation topics to fit your needs. Some popular topics include: Sports Nutrition for Peak Performance, Food Allergies & Sensitivities, Facts Behind Fat & Sugar, and Nutrition Management for Diabetes. In addition, we are happy to create customized workshops and presentations based on specific topics of interest in your district- just ask! They can be geared towards students, faculty members and/or parents.

Nutrition Regulation In-Services

As Whitsons RDs, we focus on the connection between food, fitness, and health; which is why providing education on current state and federal nutrition regulations is so important. It is important to understand how these regulations affect and transform the districts menu and fuel your students.

Nutrition Counseling

Sit down with one of our dietitians and receive nutrition counseling to help you with not just eating well, but also with managing any medical conditions you have. Examples include controlling blood sugars, losing or gaining weight, avoiding gluten, identifying undiagnosed food sensitivities- and so much more. We also counsel athletes to enhance their performance on and off the field. This is a great way to get sound, unbiased, individualized dietary guidance from a nutrition expert.

School Nutrition Components

  • Wholesome Menus with Daily Healthy Offerings. Our program begins with a solid base of healthy daily menu offerings. All menu items meet or exceed federal and state nutrition requirements for a healthy school breakfast or lunch. Fresh fruits and veggies are served every day, as well as a variety of lean proteins, whole grains, low fat dairy and 100% fruit juice.
  • Holiday or Seasonal Theme Days and Recurring Monthly Promotions. Each month we celebrate special holidays or seasonal theme days with a special themed menu to add interest and excitement to the menu. Other student favorites include our monthly “brunch for lunch” program and our “lucky sticker day,” when we randomly mark fruits and veggies with stickers each lunch period and provide the winning students with a free healthy snack. Check out our menus for details on special menu days.
  • Fruit/Vegetable of the Month Program. In addition to the wide variety of vegetables and fruits we offer on our daily menus, we highlight a different fruit or vegetable each month, with additional menu offerings, posters and flyers.
  • Activity of the Month Program. Various seasonally appropriate activities are highlighted each month on posters and flyers, to remind students of the importance of regular physical activity.

Elementary School Nutrition Program

Elementary school children need a helping hand navigating the café and choosing the most nutritious menu items for a complete, balanced meal. Our Nutrition Safari® program is designed to literally help “walk” our youngest customers down the road to lifelong healthy eating habits.

  • Nutrition Safari® Elementary Nutrition Program. Our award-winning nutrition awareness program uses loveable animal characters to help identify the food groups and explain the components of a healthy meal.
  • Nutrition Safari Monthly Theme Day. Each month, we offer a monthly theme day highlighting a particular nutrition theme or tip, including a special menu for the day. Refer to our menus for upcoming theme days.
  • Character Visits. Our children look forward to their safari character visit each year.  The character visit is advertised in advance and includes a skit with a Safari ranger who speaks for the character and engages the children in a related nutrition lesson within the character’s area of expertise.
  • Nutrition Safari Handouts. The program includes monthly activity sheets and coloring pages and activities books that are available to reinforce healthy eating messages.
  • Nutrition Safari Educational Posters and Décor. The program also includes a series of posters on MyPlate, the components of a meal and portion sizes, as well as the characters and their nutrition messages.
Secondary School Nutrition Program

Tweens and teens need to be able to embrace their individuality, while learning how to make healthy dining choices. Our secondary school nutrition program reinforces healthier eating, while providing a variety of menu options from which to choose.

  • SPICE™ Quarterly Menu Special Program. Our quarterly SPICE marketing program features 20-30 special limited-time-offer menu options around a specific, seasonally-appropriate theme.
  • Smart Choices™ Secondary Nutrition Education Program. Every month, we feature a special nutrition message and corresponding Smart Choices theme menu to educate the students about an important nutrition topic. These topics are supported by our monthly Smart Choices newsletter, which is distributed via our Smart Choices message centers, along with our Smart Choices info series cards on various nutrition topics.