National School Lunch Program

The Bonner County Juvenile Detention Center participates in the National School Lunch Program. In the Detention Center, all residents qualify for free nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch each school day, including weekends and holidays. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. Residents also receive a nutritionally balanced hot dinner every evening.

Wellness Program

The Bonner County Juvenile Detention Center shall promote wellness and ensure that juveniles are not exposed to foods or snacks that are deficient in nutritional value, as per the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act. The facility shall also provide nutrition education and physical activities that are designed to promote resident wellness.

Nutrition Education:
The facility will, to the extent possible, implement a nutrition education program to promote resident health and reduce childhood obesity, implementing posters, literature and/or instruction whenever feasible.

Nutrition Standards:

  • The facility will furnish only meals that have been approved by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) for breakfast and lunch, unless emergency conditions exist.
  • The facility will furnish only meals that have been approved by the Bonner County Juvenile Detention Center, for dinner, unless emergency conditions exist.
  • The facility will not furnish snacks during school hours that exceed guidelines under the Child Nutrition Act and the National School Lunch Act.
  • Fresh foods such as fruits, vegetables, calcium rich dairy products, and whole grains will be promoted as best practice in foods offered.

Physical Activity:
The facility will comply with the Idaho Standards governing exercise located in the IDAPA, section 5, title 1, chapter 2, subsection 265.  Wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity shall be promoted on a daily basis.

Healthy Lifestyles Procedures:
Healthy eating is demonstrably linked to reduced risk for mortality and development of chronic disease as adults.  To ensure the health and well being of all students, Bonner County Juvenile Detention Center shall:

  1.  Ensure that all juveniles detained in the facility will have access to adequate and healthy food choices.
  2. Support and promote proper dietary habits contributing to such juveniles’ health status and academic performance.
  3. Provide a comprehensive environment for developing and practicing lifelong wellness behaviors.
  4. Reinforce message about healthy eating and insure that foods offered promote good nutrition and contribute to the development of lifelong, healthy eating habits.
  5. Provide detention staff involved in nutrition education and in supporting a healthy environment.
  6. Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the healthy lifestyles policy in promoting healthy eating and change the program as appropriate to increase its effectiveness.

Wellness Advisory Committee:
With the purpose of monitoring the implementation of the Bonner County Juvenile Detention Center’s wellness policies, evaluating policy progress, and proposing revisions of the policies as necessary, a Wellness Advisory Committee (WAC) is hereby established to develop, implement, monitor and review facility nutrition and physical activity policies.  The Board specifically acknowledges that community participation is essential to the development and implementation of successful wellness policies.


Committee membership should include:

  • Director & Manager of the NSLP for Bonner County Juvenile Detention
  • Director of Bonner County Justice Service
  • Detention Manager of Bonner County Justice Services
  • Detention staff members as designated by the Detention Manager
  • Detention Nurse
  • Detention Teacher, employee of Lake Pend Oreille School District #84

The committee should meet a minimum of once a year for continued assessment of the facilities nutrition and physical activity policies.

In June of each year, the committee will recommend to the Director of Bonner County Justice Services any revisions to the Wellness Plan it deems necessary.

Non-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, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may 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 complaint of discrimination, 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:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture                                                   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights                             1400 Independence Avenue, SW                                               Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  • Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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