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Food Service

Food Service

Jail kitchen.
Jai kitchen and dining trays.

Introduction

Food service is among one of the most important components of an effective jail operation; lack of satisfaction with food service is a frequent cause of inmate disorder. Food service operates seven days per week 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 pm.

The Scott County Jail has a strong commitment to high quality food. Like other restaurants and food establishments in the county, the Scott County Jail is inspected by the Health Department twice a year.

What's for Dinner?

Menus are grouped into a set of four Fall & Winter menus and a set of four Spring & Summer menus. Menus are reviewed every six months. The Fall and Winter menus start on the first Sunday in October while the Spring and Summer menus start on the first Sunday in April. The menus repeat over a four week cycle.

Special Diets

Requests for special diets are sent to Support Services for review. All legitimate requests are honored. Support Services notifies the Food Service Department. Occasionally, the department receives requests for vegetarian diets. Nutritionally equivalent substitution for items on the menu that cannot be served due to religious beliefs are provided.

Medical diets are ordered by the Medical Staff. The most common diets are diabetic, lactose intolerance(milk and dairy products), food allergies, and mechanically altered (soft, easy to chew for persons with dental problems).

All menu plans meet or exceed the minimum dietary allowances of the National Academy of Sciences. All menu plans are approved by a registered dietitian. The Food Guide Pyramid is used as a model for the menus.

News & Notices

On Friday, October 12th, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office held a Promotional Ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Eric Roloff was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Eric Roloff is originally from State Center, IA where he graduated from West Marshall High School. After High School he attended...
Posted: October 12, 2018
Sheriff Lane swore in Reserve Deputy’s Shaun Logan and Alex Gries today at a ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Office. We would like to welcome them to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Shaun Logan is the son of Vickie Logan and the late Mike Logan. After high school at North Scott High School, Shaun...
Posted: October 12, 2018
Please be reminded consumer fireworks are only permitted on July 3 and July 4 from 2 PM until 11 PM. Please be a good neighbor. See the full ordinance (PDF) .
Posted: June 13, 2018