Child Nutrition

Welcome to LPOSD Nutrition Services Department!

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

2021-2022 School Year Meal Information

We are happy to announce universal free breakfast and lunch is available to all LPOSD students during the 2021-2022 school year!

Menus

Please click here to access school breakfast and lunch menus.

Pay For Meals Online

ALL CHILDREN EAT FOR FREE DURING THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR. To pay for meals online click here. (No charge for meals)

Low Income Eligibility

LOW INCOME ELIGIBILITY APPLICATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2021-2022. Click here to view an application. (No application required)

Weekend Food Program

Weekend Food Program Application

Meal Accommodations

If your child has a food allergy, beverage allergy, or a medical condition which obligates them to need a meal accommodation, USDA requires a current medical statement to be completed by your physician. Please print and have your child's physician fill out the Meal Accommodation Form and send it to your child's school cafeteria.

Food Allergies

If your child has a food or beverage allergy, USDA requires a current medical statement to be completed by your physician. Please print and have your child's physician fill out the Food Allergy Medical Statement form and send it to your child's school cafeteria.

Nutrition Resource Links

Smart Snack Calculator - Use the Smart Snack Calculator to take the guesswork out of nutrition guidelines. Simply enter the product information, answer a few questions and determine whether your beverage, snack, side or entrée item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School guidelines.

Low Income Eligibility Percentages

First Responders Appreciation Breakfast/Lunch

Everyday heroes: Firefighters, Police Officers, Emergency Medical Personnel, Active Duty Military Personnel.

In recognition of your dedication to public service, we cordially invite you to join us for breakfast and/or lunch on any day that is convenient for you, at any of our school locations. Upon arrival at school, please check in at the office to receive a visitors badge.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for serving our community!

Compliments of Lake Pend Oreille School District #84.

Mission Statement

To advocate optimal health and to improve nutritional status of all students by providing high quality nutritional meals which promote life-long healthful living and enhance learning abilities.

Department Objectives:

  • Ensure that all students have access to the child nutrition meal program.

  • Provide high quality, nutritionally balanced, palatable foods at an affordable price.

  • Serve food that is safe and wholesome which has been stored and prepared according to proper food handling and sanitation procedures.

  • Promote a pleasant, enjoyable, and clean eating environment for students, faculty, parents and community members.

  • Encourage and promote student nutrition education and coordinate food service programs with classroom instruction in order to support the district's educational programs as appropriate to enhance the school experience for students.

  • Provide leadership for the child nutrition meal programs through advocacy, assistance and administration.

  • Function under sound principles and good business management adhering to all local, state and federal regulation guidelines.


Wellness Policy


Department Staff

Kitchen Managers

  • Sandpoint Middle School - Pixie Kluver, (208) 263-2184 ext. 3035

  • Southside Elementary School - Heidi Williams, (208) 263-2184 ext. 2035

  • Farmin Stidwill Elementary School - Marsinah Runge, (208) 263-2184 ext. 2335

  • Kootenai Elementary School - Cheryl Bohmann, (208) 263-2184 ext. 2435

  • Sagle Elementary School - Dawna May, (208) 263-2184 ext. 2135

  • Northside Elementary School - Mary Sarabia, (208) 263-2184 ext. 2535

  • Hope Elementary School - Carl Pratt, (208) 263-2184 ext. 2635

  • Clark Fork Jr/Sr School - Carl Pratt, (208) 255-7177 ext. 4341

  • Sandpoint High School - Cheryl Clark, (208) 263-2184 ext. 4035

  • Washington Elementary School - Angela Hentges,(208) 263-2184 ext. 2235

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider