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Nutrition And Food Services

Nutrition And Food Services The Office of Nutrition and Food Services is responsible for meeting the nutritional and dietary needs of youth housed in DJJ facilities. This goal is accomplished by providing continuous education, training and support for the food service staff, menu design and distribution, and nutrition education information. A team of nationally registered and state licensed Dietitians plans all menus, which include breakfast, lunch, dinner and three snacks, providing approximately 3,000 calories per day based on the Recommended Daily Allowances and Dietary Reference Intakes. DJJ participates in the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Wellness Program regulated by the USDA. Youth with special dietary needs such as diabetes, hypertension or obesity receive special menus that aid in their overall medical treatment.

As a component of the Office of Health Services, this office is committed to assisting in the growth and development of all youth. This commitment is supported by the provision of healthy foods that supply nutrients and fluids necessary for proper growth, development and health maintenance. As part of the department's efforts to increase youth awareness regarding long-term healthy food choices and fitness.



Click here to visit GPA Food Services information center.

Click here to visit Georgia Preparatory Academy Food Services information center.

   
 

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