Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014

Greenville County Schools is celebrating National School Lunch Week October 13-17, 2014 to recognize the 750 food service operators serving 15,500 breakfasts and 53,500 lunches each day to students in 100 locations across Greenville County. 

Students are eating healthier lunches, thanks to the Culinary Creations program in every elementary and middle school offering healthier entrée choices, made from scratch dishes, and a generous selection on fresh fruits and vegetables.  For example, students may choose from baked penne pasta with meatballs or turkey pot roast, along with fresh vegetables from the Vegetation Station and a bowl of homemade tomato basil soup.

“Our menus have been deemed one of the healthiest in the nation and have been recognized with a Golden Carrot Award from the Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine,” said Director of Food and Nutrition Services Joe Urban. “I am extremely proud of our accomplishments. But most of all, I am proud of the 750 food services staff members who have answered the call for more nutritious meals. They are committed to serving healthy, well prepared meals in a safe and sanitary environment each and every day.”

Research shows that children who have healthy diets and get regular physical activity are more likely to perform better academically.  These healthy habits may also play a role in helping children improve concentration, attendance, classroom behavior, and self-esteem, and lower obesity rates.

Food and Nutrition Services FACTS

Food Service Operators


Lunches Served Daily


Breakfasts Served Daily


Percentage Free and Reduced Lunch


Number of Food Service Operations


Central Office Food Service Staff


State & National Awards for Food Service


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