Food Services

All of our programs provide juveniles with three (3) meals a day, with a minimum of two (2) of these meals having a hot entrée.  Nearly always, all of the meals include a hot entrée.  Juveniles are also provided with an evening snack.  We are subsidized by the USDA National School Lunch Program and breakfast, lunch, and the evening snack follow the guidelines of the Federal National School Breakfast, Lunch, and After School Snack programs.  We only make substitutions for medical reasons as directed by our medical department, for religious reasons for a recognized religion where we can confirm the dietary restrictions, or if absolutely necessary for safety and security reasons.  If a substitution is necessary, juveniles receive the same portion size and the substitution is in the same food group.  For example, a fruit for a fruit, a protein for a protein, grain for grain, etc.

Juveniles are not rewarded or punished with meals or snacks from the dietary department.  However, on occasion, we will provide an entire group/unit with a special meal when staff requests it.  This is done for the entire group/unit, and not on an individual basis.  We also strive to provide a traditional holiday menu on all holidays.  Please review our school wellness policy, Juniper Hills School Wellness (516) Juniper Hills School Wellness (516) policy/procedure for more information.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442
  3. Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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