A pilot meal program at one Juvenile Court and Community
Schools (JCCS) location is offering students more choices and healthier
The partnership between the San Diego County Office of
Education and Revolution Foods started in January, offering breakfast and lunch
to nearly 200 students at JCCS’s Metro facility in downtown San Diego.
Students had asked for some different food options, and
Jerry Smith, JCCS’s food service program supervisor started the pilot as the first
“We’re feeding more
kids more consistently,” Smith said. “It’s giving them more of a choice.”
Revolution Foods has
provided healthy meals to schools across the country since 2006, serving
more than 150 million meals since then.
Because most of the
JCCS sites don’t have kitchens, the food comes in already cooked and is heated
The pilot will end
in June, when JCCS will seek bids for contracts for the 2015-16 school year.
Smith said he hopes to expand the program to more sites soon.