The Department of Juvenile Services' Food and Nutritional Services team assist in learning about nutrition through various traditions such as posters, monthly food menu choices, and other fun activities. We incorporate menu selections and food choices into holidays, celebrations, and special occasions, such as National School Breakfast Week, National School Lunch Week, and National Nutrition Month. Each month, the program focus on a Food of the Month to serve in the department's residential facility cafeterias. The purpose of the Food of the Month promotion is to highlight the nutritional benefits of healthy eating, wellness, and making health conscious food choices in an adolescent's diet. This food item is chosen based on consideration of the diverse ethnicities, cultures, and the correlation to the traditions of various backgrounds.
The new Dietary Guidelines and My Plate promotes choosing the brightly colored fruits and vegetables Choose red color fruits such as strawberries which are high in vitamin C, antioxidants and flavonoids, the nutrients which keep the heart, skin, hair and bones healthy. So take the full advantage of this seasonal fruit in the month of May.
Download a copy of the menu of the week
Notes: Milk served will be flavored or unflavored fat-free or 1% white. Condiments served at breakfast and lunch will be fat-free or low fat. Fruit juices served will be 100% juice.
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