Health, Wellness & Nutrition

MVJRC Wellness Plan

MVJRC is committed to providing an atmosphere that is conducive to improving the overall health and wellbeing of juvenile residents.  Sound policies in the area of health and nutrition are critical in creating a healthy living environment.  MVJRC shall prepare residents to take responsibility for their own health and to adopt health enhancing attitudes and behavior. MVJRC shall:


  1. Engage residents, staff, food service professionals and health-care professionals in a program to promote healthy eating and lifestyles.
  2. Residents shall engage in regular physical activity.
  3. Residents shall be served meals that comply with federal guidelines regarding health and nutrition.
  4. The MVJRC Director or designee shall review and update the Wellness Plan as part of regular administrative reviews conducted in coordination with food service professionals, health-care professionals and the Ohio Department of Education.  The results of administrative reviews shall be posted on the MVJRC web-page as a means of informing the public. 


  • MVJRC employs a full-time nurse and a consulting physician to ensure that a healthy living environment is maintained.
  • All living units are equipped with functioning toilets and hand-washing basins.
  • Residents are provided adequate time for unhurried eating.
  • MVJRC is a tobacco-free facility.
  • The facility has an established protocol for routine cleaning and maintenance.
  • Staff and residents of the facility shall follow universal precautions guidelines to minimize the spread of communicable diseases.  This includes annual Blood-borne Pathogens training by a qualified professional.
  • MVJRC has been accredited by the American Correctional Association since 2006.
  • MVJRC is compliant with standards of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.
  • MVJRC provides sexual education.


  • Foods low in nutritive value shall be limited.
  • Food shall never be withheld as a form of punishment.
  • The menu is approved by a licensed nutritionist. 


  • MVJRC food service operates under a contractual agreement with an established food service management company. 
  • Meals meet or exceed the minimum nutrition requirements established by local, state and federal guidelines.
  • Regular hand-washing is encouraged.  Instructional materials are posted.
  • Meals are scheduled at appropriate times throughout the day and are supplemented by twice-daily snacks.
  • Program activities are scheduled so as not to interfere with scheduled meal times.
  • Sharing of food and beverages between residents is prohibited.
  • Staff regularly supervise meal-time activities, including inspection of meal trays after meals.  Staff report eating patterns of concern to the nurse.

Physical Activity

  • Residents participate in physical activity daily, including access to the gymnasium and outdoor recreation area/running track for recreational activities (weather permitting).
  • Residents who have been determined to be physically unable to perform shall have a modified physical education program commensurate with limitations.
  • A structured, credit-bearing physical education program is delivered by a certified Physical Education Teacher from the Xenia Community Schools.

undefined Opens in new windowNon-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

(3) email: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.