Greenville County Schools in South Carolina touches just about all the bases one would expect from a model K-12 meal program, from salad bars and the offering of unlimited vegetables with meals to a food truck and build-your-own food stations. But it goes an extra mile with some creative add-ons ranging from hydroponic gardens in its cafeterias to the menuing of premium seafood and Certified Angus Beef.
Photos: Greenville County Schools
K-12 Innovator of the Year: Greenville County Schools
Though it participates in the federal school lunch and breakfast programs and abides by their rules, Greenville County Schools menus high-quality dishes, from customized mac and cheese bars to Certified Angus Beef burgers across its entire system.