State law requires that School Meals-meet USDA nutrition standards.
SC Dept of Ed National School Lunch Program
All SC public schools particpate in National School Lunch Program
South Carolina Code of State Regulations 43–168. Nutrition Standard for Elementary Schools (K-5) School Food Service Meals and Competitive Foods.
Federal law--specifically, the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. § 1758(f), the National School Lunch Program (7 C.F.R. § 210.10), and the School Breakfast Program (7 C.F.R. § 220.8)--regulates the nutritional quality of foods served in the nation's school meal programs. For a school meal program to receive USDA subsidies, school meals must meet nutrition Standard for saturated fat, vitamins, minerals, protein, calories, and portion sizes.