National School Lunch Program

The District One 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 District I 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 Kootenai County Public Safety Building nutrition program for dinner, unless emergency conditions exist.
  • The facility should not furnish snacks that exceed guidelines under the Child Nutrition Act and the National School Lunch Act.
  • Fresh foods will be promoted as best practice in foods offered, such as: 
    • Fruits
    • Vegetables
    • Calcium rich dairy products
    • Whole grains

Physical Activity

The facility will comply with the Idaho Standards governing exercise located in the IDAPA, section 5, title 1, chapter 2, subsection 265.

Evaluation and Implementation Measurement

The Director or designee will establish measures to evaluate the implementation of the Wellness policy.

2016 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 bases 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 alternative 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.

Filing a Program Complaint of Discrimination

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online 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 to 9410
  • Fax: 202-690-7442
  • Email

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.