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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.

July is National Blueberry Month

Blueberries are the #1 blue food!

Strawberries 

In terms of U.S. fruit consumption, blueberries rank only second to strawberries in popularity of berries. Blueberries are not only popular, but also repeatedly ranked in the U.S. diet as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings. Antioxidants are essential to optimizing health by helping to combat the free radicals that can damage cellular structures as well as DNA. It is recommended for enjoying raw blueberries, rather than relying upon blueberries incorporated into baked desserts, because, like other fruits, raw blueberries provide you with the best flavor and the greatest nutritional benefits. Adding blueberries to your diet may have health benefits, including heart and vision health, cancer prevention, and many others.

Look out for blueberries in your facility's cafeteria!

For blueberry recipes and facts:

Resources:

Menu for the week of July 7, 2019 – July 13, 2019

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Department of Juvenile Services Menu July 7 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 July 14, 2019 – July 20, 2019

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Department of Juvenile Services Menu July 14 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 July 21, 2019 – July 27, 2019

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Department of Juvenile Services Menu July 21 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 28, 2019 – August 3, 2019

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Department of Juvenile Services Menu July 28 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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