Beaufort County Schools

Every Student, Every Class, Every Day

  • The Child Nutrition Services is a non-profit organization that operates 14 cafeterias within Beaufort County Schools.  We also provide meals to the Headstart sites in our community.  Child Nutrition Services assists special programs, such as After School Enrichment Program, with daily snacks for their After School Care Program for children.  In conjunction with providing healthy, nutritious meals at a reasonable cost, we provide nutrition education for students as we seek to introduce our students to healthier choices during meal time for a better way of life.Child Nutrition is a self-supporting federal reimbursement program.  This means that we are reimbursed for every free and reduced meal that we serve to students.  We generate revenue by serving the “paying” student and offering a la carte items in our schools.  Any profit made is reinvested in our program to provide higher quality food at lower costs, on-going training for our staff, and to improve our equipment and facilities.

    We operate a National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program in all of our schools under a $4.2 million budget.  Our cafeterias serve over 7,000 meals per day – approximately 2,100 breakfasts and 5,300 lunches.  To accomplish our mission of feeding the students of Beaufort County Schools a nutritious meal, we employ approximately 80 people.

    Our menus are developed by a committee of BeaufortCounty School cafeteria managers with guidance from our own nutritionist.  While our goal is to provide student appealing meals, we also must abide by all federal, state, and local regulations regarding not only our menus, but our overall program.  This includes accommodating students with special dietary needs in our breakfast and lunch programs.

    The Child Nutrition Services’ office staff is composed of a Director, a supervisor, an administrative assistant, a training manager, and an equipment/warehouse manager/specialist.

    For further information on our Program or the information listed on this page, please contact the Child Nutrition Office at 252-946-2012.


    "The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."