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Sheila Packwood
Food Program Director, Minnesota Department of Corrections

According to a 2015 U.S Department of Justice study, half of all incarcerated people in state and federal prisons report having had a chronic illness and are potentially at risk for future medical problems. Thirty percent of incarcerated people have hypertension, 10 percent have heart problems, 9 percent have diabetes, and three-quarters of people are overweight or obese—all higher rates than the general population. All of these conditions are diet-related. As a registered dietitian and Food Program Director for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Sheila Packwood knows the nutritional quality of food served in correctional institutions plays a major role …

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