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Food of the Month ​

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.

August's Food of the Month is Watermelon!

Watermelon 

Juicy, sweet, red watermelon…is there a fruit that more perfectly captures summer in a bite? But there is so much more to this fruit than meets the eye. Watermelon is actually related to cantaloupes, zucchinis, pumpkins, and cucumbers! Containing 91% water, it’s the perfect way to hydrate on hot summer days. However, make sure to enjoy it in early fall as well because these refreshing fruits are in season in Maryland until October! Watermelon is low in calories, but high in nutrition. Two-thirds of a cup has only 30 calories; in addition to being a rich source of vitamin C, potassium, copper, vitamin B5, and vitamin A, watermelon is loaded with citrulline and lycopene, plant compounds linked to reduced blood pressure and improved insulin sensitivity in some people. Include watermelon at your summer (and fall) barbecues for a refreshingly delicious way to meet My Plate fruit guidelines.

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Menu for the week of July 19 – July 25, 2020

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Department of Juvenile Services Menu July 19 2019
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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Menu for the week of July 26 – August 1, 2020

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Department of Juvenile Services Menu July 26 2020

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.

Menu for the week of August 2 – August 8, 2020

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Department of Juvenile Services Menu August 2 2020
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.

Menu for the week of August 9 – August 15, 2020

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Department of Juvenile Services Menu August 9 2020

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.

Menu for the week of August 16 – August 22, 2020

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Department of Juvenile Services Menu August 16 2019
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.

Menu for the week of August 23 – August 29, 2020

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Department of Juvenile Services Menu August 23 2019
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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