Idaho Conservation Corps Food Program

 

We strive to provide meals that are nutritious, plentiful, and enjoyable for each of our participants during their time in the field.  Food boxes are thoughtfully designed to ensure participants have access to a variety of nutritional food sources in quantities that will sustain energy levels for an active work day. Our Field Cook Book provides detailed instructions and suggestions for meal planning and preparation, as well as educational guides for basic nutrition principals, sanitation, equity regarding dietary alternatives, and culinary science. Family-style meals are an integral aspect of the ICC Program which offer opportunities to develop life skills and build community.

 

What type of food options are there for different meal times?

 

Breakfast

Fruit, granola, oatmeal, eggs, hash-browns, pancakes, French toast, tofu scramble, bagels and cream cheese, along with a variety of other options.

 

Lunch

Sandwiches, wraps, and pita pockets filled with either deli meat, peanut butter and jelly, hummus and vegetable, tuna, or chicken salad. Summer sausage, cheese, crackers, and chips. Fresh fruits and vegetables (commonly apples, oranges, bananas, snap peas, and bell peppers).

 

Dinner

Pasta, hamburgers, hot dogs, burritos, stir fry, soup, chili, pizza, baked potatoes, steamed or fried vegetables, curry, salad, and a variety of other combinations which focus on high carbohydrate intake and balanced protein, fiber, and fat sources.

 

Sweets

Cookies, graham crackers, raisins, marshmallows, candied fruits, and brownies

 

What kinds of Vegetarian options are provided?

Some alternative and supplemental protein options that we send out include (but are not limited to): Hummus, falafel, hemp burgers, Tofurky deli meats or other deli meat substitutes, a variety of beans including garbanzo, textured vegetable protein, tofu, and tempeh. With every meal there is always a vegetarian option available. Some Vegetarian dishes found in our cook book are Cajun Beans and Rice, Lentil Chili, Pizza, Quesadillas, Quinoa Curry, and Falafel.

 

Dietary Restrictions and Food Allergies

Allergies to foods such as nuts, seeds, dairy, or gluten can place individuals at serious risk of anaphylaxis, a life threatening reaction.  At a minimum, food allergies can make for a very unpleasant experience. There is always a risk of contact with nuts, seeds, dairy, and gluten during participation in our field programs. ICC strives to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions, Unfortunately, accommodation of some dietary restrictions cannot be promised. It is paramount that you record any dietary restrictions you/your child may need accommodated while at NYC within the application portal, so we can do our best to make accommodations. For further questions regarding our food program, please call or e-mail us at the contact information listed at the bottom of this page.