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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Bureau of Food Services

Jim Boylan
Bureau Chief
(850) 488-0123
SUNCOM 278-0123

The Bureau of Food Services is responsible for feeding over 64,000 inmates three nutritionally balanced meals a day. This bureau has oversight over food selection, warehousing and distribution; menu development; equipment purchasing; farming and gardening programs; and food quality and cost control.

Accomplishments in 1996-1997:

  • Served more than 70 million meals during FY96-97 at a cost of 75 cents per meal. These meals are nutritionally balanced and certified by registered dietitians;
Per Meal Food Costs
FY 1992-93 to FY 1996-97
FY 1992-93 71.0 ¢
FY 1993-94 75.6 ¢
FY 1994-95 74.4 ¢
FY 1995-96 74.0 ¢
FY 1996-97 75.0 ¢
  • Served more than 1.7 million meals through the Federal National Child Nutrition Program;

  • Continued the expansion of the farm and gardening program to 66 facilities, covering 436 acres, logging over 534,000 hours of inmate labor and producing almost 3.4 million pounds of vegetables;

  • Established aquaculture programs at two facilities, Hendry CI and Cross City CI, encompassing 50 acres of water;

  • Implemented a system to identify stages during the food production process where risk of the occurrence of food borne illness is most significant and determined control procedures to reduce potential risk;

  • Initiated development of a pilot project to reduce inventory levels and improve the food acquisition process by developing a prime vendor program;

  • Began development of a new, more cost-efficient master menu which will incorporate a breakfast, a sandwich lunch, and a traditional evening meal.
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