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 JCCS Pilots New Meal Program

​A pilot meal program at one Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) location is offering students more choices and healthier options.

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 step.

“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 on site.

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.