Nutrition plays a crucial role in the physical and mental well being of an individual. The foods people eat are vital to their health and nutritional status. Both kinds and amounts of foods make a difference in whether individuals are well or poorly nourished. The elementary years are extremely important in the nutritional development of the young child. It is felt that a hungry child cannot have a positive learning experience; therefore, negative attitudes and discipline problems may result. In addition, nutrition studies indicate that many South Carolina teenagers have poor diet habits due to lack of nutrition education or improper dietary practices.
The Office of School Food Services feels that nutrition education is extremely important; therefore, it strives to educate the student by using the facilities as a curriculum laboratory and in working with the teachers to promote nutrition education. Classroom nutrition programs are taught by a nutrition educator to encourage healthy eating. School Food Services provides leadership roles for advisory and youth groups, speakers for clubs and organizations and career training in working relationship with the Applied Technology Center and Winthrop University. The Office of School Food Services serves as a support unit through social functions for other district departments and individual schools.
School Food Services employs registered dietitians (RDs) who have extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of nutrition and food service management. They provide leadership for all Food Service employees in the safe preparation and delivery of meals that are attractive to students meeting all guidelines set forth by the USDA.School Meal Charge Procedures
The McCormick County School District uses an electronic meal purchasing system. This system will allow students to purchase meals on a daily, weekly, monthly and/or yearly basis. When a student sets up a meal account, the cost of the meal will automatically be deducted whenever he/she eats. Each student will use the last four digits of his/her social security number to log them into the system. All students are eligible to receive breakfast at no cost. We are able to provide breakfast free to all students as a result of the National Food Service Program guidelines.
All students will be offered a meal approved by the USDA. Meals may be charged up to three (3) days. If a student fails to pay after three (3) days, a letter will be sent home to the parents notifying them of the charges. If the parents fail to respond, the student will be offered an alternative meal (usually an apple, a peanut butter or cheese sandwich, milk or water).
Negative balances at the end of the school year are included with any other fees and fines owed by the student.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Geraldine Morris at 852-2435
ext. 233.Meal pricing Information for 2012-2013
| Full Price||$1.25|