Youth are provided three balanced meals and two snack periods each day. Menus are developed by the Food Services Supervisor and reviewed annually by a Registered Dietician and bi-annually by representatives from the State of California Department of Education, School Nutrition Program.
Both Juvenile Hall and Camp Singer nutrition services are provided under the guidance and supervision of the Food Services Supervisor, all meals and snacks are prepared on site by a staff of four full time cooks with the assistance of several extra help cooks.
Nutrition Services host a "Tuesday Tasting" once each month to introduce youth to new and nutritious foods. Youth are provided an overview of the nutritional benefits of the new food and given an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the new recipe. If the recipe is a hit, it may be included in future menu rotation!
Additionally, Nutrition Services offers a Vocational Education Course to youth residing at Camp Singer. During the course of the six week program, youth will learn the basics of food service in a commercial kitchen setting to include: identification and use of various cooking utensils, kitchen equipment, principles and practices of safe food handling, inventory management, supply ordering and recipe production. During the program youth are afforded the opportunity to receive their California Food Service Handler ServSafe Certification. This certification is required for all food service employment in the state. Upon successful completion of the food services vocational education course, youth will graduate the camp program with a solid foundation of knowledge in the field of food service, a letter of recommendation for employment and their ServSafe Certificate.
The Tri County Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility participates in the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program and Meal Supplement (Snack) Program under the State of California School Nutrition Program.
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