District VI Juvenile Detention Center

Juvenile Detention Wellness Policy

Our policy is to promote and ensure the wellness of our juveniles while they are detained in our facility.  We will provide them with foods and snacks that meet the nutritional values as set forth by the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act.

We currently have and will continue to educate our residents with an ongoing nutritional education program, which includes posters; documents and any other literature that we feel will be of assistance to them in understanding the importance of eating healthy in all aspects of their lives.

Our detention facility will continue to serve meals that have been approved by the National School Lunch program for our breakfasts and lunch meals only.  These meals are prepared for us by the Bannock County Jail.

The center will furnish a snack in the evening, between dinner and bedtime, such as: string cheese, granola bar, fruit cup, animal crackers, piece of fruit, mixed nuts, etc.

Our facility will continue to provide the required amount of recreational time for all juveniles as pursuant to the IDAPA, Section 5, Title 1, Chapter 2, subsection 265.  Depending on the weather for any given day, our staff will either take the juveniles out to the recreation yard to participate in a group activity or have them stay indoors and work on a large muscle group activity.

Any violations of this policy will be documented in an Incident Report that will be submitted to the Director or the Office Coordinator.