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GRPS is transforming its nutrition services.
Rendering overview of the new cafeteria at Creston High School.

Rendering overview of the new cafeteria at Creston High School. /GRPS/AMDG Architects

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Employment Opportunities too!

Don’t forget, our department is always looking for motivated and enthusiastic adults to work for the Nutrition Services Department. If you love kids and are looking for part-time work during the school day at one of our school buildings we have positions available for cafeteria aides and substitute cooks.

For more information call our office @ 819-2135 or go online here for an application. 


Keep an eye out for the new look on our Nutrition Services Delivery Vehicles this fall. Not only have we transformed the appearance of our vehicles as rolling billboards promoting the importance of school meals, but we have upgraded the trucks to include state of the art diesel engines minimizing our carbon footprint with the best fuel efficiency in its class and clean idle certified. The GRPS Nutrition Services Department is able to provide these improvements to your school meal program through student participation in breakfast, lunch, and after school snacks each and every day.    


Don’t miss out on the most important (and overlooked) meal of the day.

Mornings are busy enough just getting out of the door on time! Every GRPS school provides breakfast every day for your convenience. Students need to be at their best in the morning. Getting a good night's sleep followed by a nutritious breakfast at school will provide your child with a great start to their learning day. School breakfast is a great tool to support the academic success of your student. Breakfast is available thirty minutes prior to the first hour bell.

Field to Fork…What???

GRPS Nutrition Services is committed to supporting our Michigan agriculture and working with regional farmers and food manufacturers. Our Midwest region is blessed with a wide variety of crops and food manufacturers and we are always shopping for products and growers that can provide our kitchens with the most nutritious, affordable and fresh ingredients possible. Agriculture is the second largest industry in our state!

With millions of school meals served in the State of Michigan every year, your student can play a big role in that industry. Support our Michigan farms by eating school meals, and check out our website and meet some our partners, such as Country Dairy Farms in New Eram Michigan.

Volunteer Opportunities for Food Coaches

We are continuing our successful food coach program in elementary cafeterias this fall and are looking for volunteers to join us for lunch. As any parent can tell you, it can be a challenge encouraging your child to try new foods and to eat their fruits and veggies. We invite staff and adult volunteers to become Cafeteria Mentors in selected elementary schools throughout the GR system. We will provide training opportunities for you and a free school meal on Wednesdays. Eat with our students and share your joy and enthusiasm for new foods, fresh fruits and veggies! Let's work together to keep our children well nourished and discover the joy of new food experiences!


Come check out the new cafeterias and kitchens at Creston, Aberdeen, and Shawnee. We have been busy over the summer getting ready to welcome your students back with brand new dining facilities at these three buildings. Nutrition Services completely funds these improvements without any dollars coming out of the general district budget. These improvements to the school benefit everyone in the community. These are important community spaces used to support the educational success of our students. Students and staff that join us for breakfast and lunch every day in our buildings all help to fund these wonderful additions to your school!

Not only do school meals support Michigan agriculture, they support improvements in your own school building. Be sure to join us for breakfast and lunch every day!

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