The Diet of Inmates

  title={The Diet of Inmates},
  author={Emma A Cook and Yee Ming Lee and B. Douglas White and Sareen S. Gropper},
  journal={Journal of Correctional Health Care},
  pages={390 - 399}
Given the many well-documented relationships between diet and health, growing medical care expenses for those incarcerated, and limited information on foods served in correctional facilities, this study examined the nutritional adequacy of a 28-day cycle menu used in a large county jail in Georgia. When compared with Dietary Reference Intakes, provisions of energy (female inmates only), sodium, saturated fat, and cholesterol exceeded recommendations. Magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A, D, and… 

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