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very basic and mostly tasteless food that adds up to about 2000 calories per dayRead more
Not great. The meal plans are prepared by a registered dietician with foods that meet the daily minimum requirements for calories, carbohydrates, proteins and nutrients. But, they use limited spices and condiments for taste, so the meals end up being somewhat bland.Read more
It's not the most tasty or filling but they feed you three meals. Breakfast is like a combination of 2-3 of these: oatmeal, corn bread, apple, orange, bread slices, grits, jelly; lunch is a sandwich with some bologna-type meat, bag of chips, or hot dogs, chicken patty, tuna, sardines; dinner could be a pice of chicken, spaghetti, chow mein, meatloaf, potatoes or corn, and bread The posted nutritional value is 2000 calories per day. The problem is most guys come in fromRead more
Yes absolutely. The prisons and jails have licensed nutricians on staff that set the daily menu and are responsible for the make-up of the food-stuffs and calories that are provided to the detaineesRead more
Lousy, but it offers all the essential nutrients and vitamins that are required for the daily minimum. It's prison, hard to expect much more. Inmates can supplement their food intake by buying food stuff at the commissary. Inmates that have money on their books can buy tuna, chicken, salmon, beef, mackerel and summer sausage (like salami) to make their own meals.Read more
It is very unlikely that the facility will accommodate a request for that but he should ask the kitchen staff first to see if they even receive lemons - if they do he can make a deal with one of the inmates in the kitchen to get them for him. He of course will pay them in tuna packages for the service, which is the currency in prison.Read more
Thank you very much, everyone needs to know they are lovedRead more
The food is as you'd imagine, it's pretty basic. There are inmates that come out super skinny but others can gain significant weight becasue they serve a lot of starches - they're very cost effective buying in bulk (rice, wheat, corn). There is a minimum calorie standard that they use to create the meal plans. The quality of the food is related to the budget they work with. Federal has the biggest budget and the best food. The misnomer isRead more
Food varies based upon the type of institution or facility. The federal prisons have the best food on the national menu - the menu is the same everywhere. The food is similar to what you might find in a high school cafeteria. There are special meals for dietary and religious reasons. State prisons are similar to federal but less variety and taste. The county jails would be ranked at the lower end of the "tasty inmate food" chain as theirRead more
The county jail food is considered the worst of the three. Their budgets are smaller, the inmates are not typically there for long periods of time and that translates into a more narrow selection of menu options. State and federal inmate meals are overseen by a registered nutritionist and meets dietary standards but might not meed flavor standards. Federal has a national menu that is available for anyone to see - it is by far the best of the three.Read more