National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential childcare institutions. The program provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost, or free lunches to children each school day.  The first day of school, meals will be served to classroom students including remote learning students when applicable. We are excited to take our best practices learned and continue providing nutritional meals in our GATOR Food Service School Meals. Our students will continue to receive breakfast, lunch, and snack 5 days a week to enjoy at mealtimes.

If you have a special nutritional need such as diet, allergies or other please contact Naomi Borboa at  or (520) 741-7900, extension 298.  

Stay Healthy Gator Families!

Community Eligibility Program (CEP)

Dear Parent/Guardian:

We are committed to providing every student in our school community withall the tools they need to succeed, including nutritious meals that everyonecan enjoy together. That is why we are excited to announce that this year, we are continuing our meal program option to offer school breakfast and lunch every day to all students at no charge. All children enrolled in our school can eat for free and there is no application required!

I am writing to share with you this exciting news and to ask that you help us ensure our meal programis a success by having your child participate in school breakfast and lunch every single school day. It is important that everyone participate in our universal meal program because…

Part of what makes a great school culture is everyone sharing the same meal together. When all students are eating the same meals together, our community will become a place to learn more about new foods together, make healthy choices, and fuel up for learning and play.

Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps your school and your community. The more students who participate in school lunch and breakfast, the more money our school receives in federal reimbursement for meals served. More money coming into our meal programallows us to purchase more fresh and nutritious foods, while securing the financial stability of our school meal program.

Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps your family. Participating in school breakfast and lunch helps provide nutritious food for your children at school so they can concentrate better and learn more and saves you valuable time and money at home.

I hope you will join me and the school community in supporting this exciting new program byparticipating in school breakfast and lunch this year. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions or email to discuss any special dietary needs.

If you have other questions or need help, call 520-741-7900.


Naomi L. Borboa

Nutritional Director

Wellness Policy

Southgate Academy’s goal is to promote healthy lifestyles through various forms of media such as schoolwebsite, newsletters, social media, handouts and presentations, this will also include the SmarterLunchroom Techniques, participate in a Farm to School activity, and utilize community resources that areavailable.

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Non-Discrimination 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

2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.