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Juveniles in Detention

In juvenile detention centers, as well as adult facilities that house juveniles, meeting the nutritional needs of this population is imperative.  

Juveniles have differing nutritional needs than adults. They require more calories, and increased calcium and phosphorus. CNC offers nutritionally balanced menus and snacks for youth, meeting these nutritional needs, including those that meet Child Nutrition program requirements.

Facilities housing juveniles and adolescents, in youth-dedicated or adult detention facilities, are eligible to participate in the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Child Nutrition – National School Lunch Program (NSLP) / School Breakfast Program (SBP), including snacks.

Participation in the SNLP/SBP requires specific menu patterns and nutrient requirements, and has caloric limitations. With appropriate documentation and menu approvals, facilities receive reimbursement opportunities for meals and/or snacks.

For more information on participation visit http://www.fns.usda.gov.child-nutrition-programs http://www.fns.usda.gov/child-nutrition-programs< Link here

Youth have medical diet needs just as adults do. A standardized medical diet program can be implemented as well as individualized diets to meet specific needs such as allergies or diabetes. Diet counseling is also available to aid youth in the understanding of their diets.

CNC can modify your facility menu or provide menus meeting the requirements for any or all of these programs.

Related Article

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Juvenile Voice, by Judith Robbins, speaking with Barbara Wakeen, re:Juvenile Detention Nutrition  http://www.ncchc.org/filebin/images/Website_PDFs/23-2.pdf#page=25&zoom=auto,0,782                           

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