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Virtual 5 Meal Pick up sites are:  Chapin High, Dutch Fork High and Irmo High.

Each Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:30.  Breakfast and Lunch complete meal kits will be available as well as some frozen items and some hot and ready to eat items.  Fruits and veggies are included and meet USDA's required color spectrum:  Dark leafy greens, red/orange, and legumes.  Milk is available as well to include 1% White and Fat Free Chocolate.  

Meals will be sent home with your student/students Friday April 2 for the week of Spring Break.  

Please be sure to refrigerate all ready to eat, potentially hazardous foods at 41 degrees or below when your student comes home.

Serve or discard refrigerated, ready to eat, potentially hazardous foods within 4 days.

For any food that needs to be heated please follow the instructions.  Most items will need to be

heated to an internal temp of 165 degrees.

As always, please thoroughly wash hands for 20 seconds before touching or consuming food.

Throughout the 2020-2021 School Year,  all Students may receive free breakfast and lunch according to USDA.  

Welcome to Student Nutrition!

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

*TO APPLY FOR MEAL BENEFITS, PLEASE CLICK HERE!  We are no longer accepting paper applications.  The online application system allows your students application to be processed as quickly as possible.

PLEASE NOTE:  To make a payment online please register your student/students at  You will be asked to put in their student ID #.  If you do not know this number, please contact the school.     Please call the Department of Student Nutrition with any questions or concerns.  803-476-8153 or 803-476-8154.  

District 5 believes that a major factor in student achievement is nutrition. The district understands that  good nutrition promotes the well-being of our children. The  Department of Student Nutrition embraces the mission of  providing well-balanced meals during every school day.  This includes providing nutritious breakfasts and lunches in all 21 District Five schools.  The price of an Adult lunch is $4.00 and Adult Breakfast is $2.55.  Student Breakfast prices are $1.50 and Student Lunch prices are $2.90.  A Student Premium lunch for Middle and High School is $3.00. 

Please take a few minutes browse our web site. You will be able to locate helpful information and resources related to the nutritional well-being of District Five students.

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