Berkeley County Child Nutrition Services is a member of the SC Purchasing Alliance. The alliance was formed in 1995. The SC Department of Education Office of School Food Service and Nutrition came together with a common goal to streamline the purchasing process by collectively working together to obtain high quality products, greater competition, and more competitive pricing. The Alliance is comprised of 78 members consisting of 74 school districts and 4 school programs. This represents 88% of all school districts in the state. The collective buying power is over 90 million dollars.
Items that are offered to students are lower in fat: all milk is 1% milk fat or less.
All National School Breakfast/Lunch Programs must meet the USDA Federal Guidelines. They meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30% of an individual's calories from fat, and less than 10% from saturated fat. School lunch must provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, Vitamin A and C, iron and calcium. School breakfast must meet one-fourth of the RDA.
Four Meal Components are offered daily at breakfast (minimum of three must be taken): 1 oz. Meat/Meat Alternate 1 serving Bread ½ cup Juice or Fruit 8 oz. Milk
Five Meal Components are offered daily at lunch (minimum of three must be taken): 2 oz. Meat/Meat Alternate ½ cup Vegetable ½ cup Fruit 1 serving Bread 8 oz. Milk
Fresh fruit are offered daily.
Child Nutrition professionals are committed to providing safe and nutritious meals to all students. Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit their child's cafeteria and join them for breakfast/lunch. Please talk to the Child Nutrition Manager about the nutritional profile of foods that are provided.
In accordance with Federal law and U. S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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