Child Nutrition

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.

All meals, foods and beverages sold or served in school cafeteria 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.

Free or Reduced Price School Meals

Now accepting breakfast and lunch meal applications for the 2022-2023 school year!

All Free and Reduced Price Meal Benefits EXPIRE each year. To continue or renew your benefit status, Nutrition Services must receive, process, and approve a Meal Application for the current school year. All household meal application information is confidential and will only be used to determine low income eligibility status.

Click here to apply for benefits. (Safe, secure, confidential). To view income guidelines click here

Breakfast and Lunch Menu INFORMATION

Click here to access all school site menus, nutritional content for menu items, including carbohydrate counts and known allergens.

Pay For Meals Online and View Student

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience. Meal payments are also accepted at anytime in the cafeteria prior to or at the time of service via cash or check.

To pay for meals online or view student meal account information click here.

Need to register or add a new student to online payments? To link to student accounts, you will need your child's student ID number. To obtain the student ID number, contact Nutrition Services at 265-1569 or email


Meal Accommodations

Does your child have a food or beverage allergy, or a medical condition resulting in the need for a meal accommodation? For the child's safety and the school districts compliance with USDA regulations, all meal accommodations require a current medical statement to be completed by your physician and on file in the school kitchen prior to making any modifications. To obtain the approved medical statement form, please click here: Meal Accommodation Form.

Nutrition Resource Links

Click here to view USDA Smart Snack in Schools compliance Information - Smart Snacks in Schools Guidelines (All foods sold at school during the school day are required to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, vending machines, and any other venues where food is sold to students.

Click here to use the Smart Snack Calculator - Does this food or beverage comply with Smart Snacks in Schools Regulations? 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.

Weekend Food Program (Sponsored by Food For Our Children Organization)

Click here to apply: Weekend Food Program Application

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant Award Recipient School Year 22/23

We are happy to announce that we received Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant awards for the following sites: Hope and Kootenai Elementary Schools. A fresh fruit or vegetable snacks will be offered two days per week to all students in participating schools.

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to children at eligible elementary schools during the school day. The goal of the FFVP is to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables, to include new and different varieties, and to increase overall acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce among children. The FFVP also encourages healthier school environments by promoting nutrition education.

CACFP Sponsor Organization for the 21st CCLC Program - providing dinner Service

Participating Locations: Farmin Elementary, Kootenai Elementary, Southside Elementary.

Nutrition services is a participating sponsor, providing free, unitized supper meals to the 3 participating elementary schools, funded by the CACFP USDA grant. When school is out and parents are still at work, children need a safe place to be with their friends, with structured activities, supportive adults, and good nutrition. Afterschool programs that participate in CACFP give children the nutrition they need, and draw them into constructive activities that are safe, fun, and filled with opportunities for learning.

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) Program provides women, infants & children with healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and care beyond WIC support/resources. For more information or to apply for the WIC program click here:

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.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.