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Youth Center

Youth Center


SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM INFORMATION 






Click on this link to learn more about the Summer Food Service Program and the Breakfast Outreach Program.


WELLNESS PROGRAM INFORMATION

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The Monroe County Youth Center wellness program assists staff, residents, and parents in promoting student health, preventing childhood obesity and combating problems associated with poor nutrition and physical inactivity.  


Goal #1 - Nutrition

Residents are provided meals that meet the USDA National School Lunch Program requirements.  This program was expanded by the healthy, hunger-free kids act of 2010 to include more fruits and vegetables at each meal, provide whole-grain products whenever possible and limit the amounts of sodium and trans-fatty foods.

Goal #2 - Physical Activity

Residents participate in a wide number of physical activities at the Youth Center.  Both indoor and outdoor activities are provided. Residents also assist with on-site landscaping and gardening and have opportunities to participate in inter-agency volleyball and softball tournaments throughout the year.  

Goal # 3 - Health Education

One of the main components of the wellness program is devoted to educating residents about leading a healthy lifestyle.  This curriculum includes opportunities for residents to learn how to select and prepare healthy snacks, how to avoid dangerous eating habits and how to take care of themselves emotionally and physically in order to feel and look their best.