Meals Plus Customer Spotlight: Pat Carter, Lexington County School District One (SC)

Pat Carter is the Director of Food Service and Nutrition at Lexington County School District One in Lexington, SC. Her child nutrition department implements fun events and contests to generate excitement about school meals, such as Birthday Rice Krispies Treat® Days. Be sure to follow our blog to hear more about their marketing initiatives that you can use to increase participation in your lunchrooms!


Pat Carter (left) with Ashley Summers, Marketing Specialist for their Office of Food Service and Nutrition, Graham and a copy of the 2015 Meals Plus Child Nutrition Cookbook.

The Dish: How long have you been using Meals Plus?
Pat Carter: I have been a Meals Plus Customer for over 16 years.

TD: What duties and responsibilities does your position entail?
PC: My position requires me to interact and collaborate with people at every level of our district, including: students, parents, teachers, supervisors, colleagues and stakeholders. I ensure our department meets state and federal regulations, and that my staff has what they need to provide nutritious and tasty meals for our students. I also conduct various bookkeeping duties, such as managing inventory records,  preparing purchase orders and maintaining our financial transactions.

TD: What aspects of your position do you enjoy the most?
PC: I enjoy making a difference in the lives of all of our students in Lexington One.

TD: What do you like to do in your free time?
PC: I love fishing, gardening, and photography.

TD: What is your favorite lunch when you were in school?
PC: My favorite school meal was spaghetti!

Thank you, Pat, for being a part of the Meals Plus Family!