Nutrition Services

Building & Grounds

Meals for kids during school closure

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Meals for Kids during school closure

Beginning Monday, March 30, weekly meals will be distributed at Clover Ridge Elementary and Riverview Terrace two days each week, or by delivery upon request.

  • On Mondays — we will distribute meals for Monday and Tuesday
  • On Wednesday — we will distribute meals for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 
  • On Wednesdays — families who have signed up for Sheridan Story weekend food bags can pick up their orders at noon at Clover Ridge Elementary and Riverview Terrace.

April 2020 Menu for Pick-Up

Pick up locations:
Mondays & Wednesdays ONLY
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Clover Ridge Elementary
114000 Hundertmark Rd, Chaska

Riverview Terrace
300 Ehlers Ave., Chaska

If families have already requested delivery, that request carries over and they do not need to contact us again.  Families can contact us  with questions or to request delivery — 952-556-6150 or email  Nutrition@District112.org.

 

Donate $$ to Angel Fund

A significant portion of the funding provided to support our meal program comes from private donations to the district’s Angel Fund.

Donations can be made online here or they can be sent to the Nutrition Services Department, Attn: Julie Eklund, 11 Peavey Rd, Chaska, 55318.

Parents who wish to donate funds that are currently in their child’s school lunch account, should also contact Julie Eklund at eklundj@district112.org.

Questions? Contact Julie at 952-556-6152.

At Eastern Carver County Schools Nutrition Services we are dedicated to providing our students with the tools they need to be successful learners. We believe nutrition is essential for effective learning. That’s why we strive to serve well-balanced, high-quality, and tasty meals every day! In fact, last year we served 236,011 breakfasts and 1,023,910 lunches!

Our child nutrition programs, school lunch, and school breakfast help our students get the nutrition they need to learn, play, grow and develop. On this page you can find links to our Interactive School MenusFrequently Asked Questions, and the online Free and Reduced-Priced Food Applications.

If you have question or comments about the food service program, please contact one of our staff members listed at the bottom of the page. We are more than happy to answer questions, address concerns, or hear your suggestions about how to make our nutrition services even better!

Are you moving or have a graduating senior with no siblings left in the school district? Click on the following link for the Refund Request information

Meal Payment Options

My Payments Plus: To add money to your student’s account using mypaymentsplus click this link (www.mypaymentsplus.com) or access the website through Parent Portal. First, it will prompt you to set up an account with a username and password.  Once you have set up an account, add your student with their last name and student ID. If you don’t know their student ID number, you can find it on parent portal, or by calling Nutrition Services at 952-556-6150.  Once you have added your student, you can proceed to making a payment. This payment method will charge you a 3.99% bank fee.

Cash or Check: To add money to your student’s lunch account, you can pay with a check or by cash by having your student put it in the Nutrition Services drop box or by giving it directly to the cashier in their building.  Please make checks payable to 112 Nutrition Services. If your check is intended to be split among more than one student, and they are at the same school, please specify on the note line or on an envelope how you would like the money split.  If nothing is noted, the money will be split equally among all student accounts in the building where it was dropped off.

Bill Pay Service:  Many banks offer free bill pay service. This gives you the ability to have your bank send checks directly to Nutrition Services which will be put in to your student’s account. In the “recipient” field, enter 112 Nutrition, 11 Peavey Rd, Chaska MN, 55318. Put the name of your student in the note section.  You can also choose a one-time payment or set up a recurring one.  Please contact your bank or look on their website for more details. 

Farm Fresh Produce

Eastern Carver County Schools Nutrition Services gets weekly deliveries of the freshest produce farmers have to offer. We purchase as much in season and local produce as possible and give the students the best quality produce available.

Last year alone, we purchased over $317,500 worth of fresh produce including 21 different types of fruit and 24 types of vegetables. Can you identify them all? Here’s some help:

Fruit: Apples, Oranges, Tangelos, Clementines, Blood Oranges, Tangerines, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Grapes, Pears, Bananas, Pineapples, Strawberries, Raspberries, Starfruit, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon, Peaches, Plums, Nectarines.

Vegetables: Carrots, Broccoli, Corn on the Cob, Brussel Sprouts, Sugar Snap Peas, Edamame, Jicama, Rutabaga, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Green Beans, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Celery, Kohlrabi, Squash, Green and Red Peppers, Legumes (All different varieties), Potatoes, Radishes, Varieties Mixed Greens including Spinach, Romaine, and Mesclun.

We are dedicated to providing our students with all the best that our farms have to offer!

Breakfast

A healthy start to the school day.
We’re helping students start their day off right with a healthy breakfast, available at all Eastern Carver County Schools before the first bell.

Studies have proven that kids who eat breakfast achieve higher test scores, pay more attention in class, go to the nurse less and have better behavior in class.

Our nutritious breakfast follows the United States Department of Agriculture meal requirements to meet your student’s nutrient needs.

Breakfast is FREE to students who qualify for free or reduced price meals and to all Kindergarten students. For other students the cost is $1.70.

Special Diet Requests

If your child has a special dietary need, 112 Nutrition may accommodate your request with the proper documentation from a licensed physician.

Have your physician complete and sign the Special Diet Statement Form in the documents section on this page. Submit the completed form to Nutrition Services at the District Education Center, 11 Peavey Road, Chaska, MN 55318 or fax the form to 952-556-6159.

If you have questions about the form, contact Laura Wacker-Hansen at 952-556-6153.

Lactose Intolerance
112 Nutrition will provide lactose reduced milk to a child with lactose intolerance if requested by a parent/guardian in writing. Please complete the Parent/ Guardian Request for Lactose Reduced Milk Form and submit to Nutrition Services at the District Education Center, 11 Peavey Road, Chaska, MN 55318 or fax the form to 952-556-6159.

If you have questions about the form, contact Laura Wacker-Hansen at 952-556-6153.

School Garden Grant Program

A new School Garden Grant Program is launching this school year. There are approximately seven school gardens currently serving as a source of learning for students throughout the district. This new grant program is open to employees of Eastern Carver County Schools to request funds to create or expand school gardens and outdoor learning opportunities.

It is an opt-in, first come-first serve grant program, and it is an open-ended submission and fulfillment process. To help get you thinking of how your school could utilize a school garden grant, you can visit Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom to give you some ideas – they have free Standards-Based lesson plans and materials accessible for your use.

Students and parents are a large part of implementing and maintaining school garden projects, so please give that piece some consideration as to how to develop a sustainable model for great learning opportunities including the community wherever possible.

To learn more, view the School Garden Grant Application HERE. Please email your completed School Gardens Grant request to your principal and schggprogram@gmail.com.

Summer Food Service Program
The USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to ensure that children could continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. The summer food service program is free to all children ages 1-18. Eastern Carver County Schools does not currently have any school sites that qualify to participate in the Summer Food Service Program, but children in our community may participate in the program at sites in other communities. To find a location that serves meals during the summer, please refer to the following resources.
  • Download the Summer Eats Minnesota app to your phone or device.
  • Call the 2-1-1 Hotline or from cell phones – metro area: 651-291-0211, outstate: 800-543-7709, TTY: 651-291-8440.
  • Call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry or 1-877-8-HAMBRE, available from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Central Time.
  • Text “food” to 877-877.

 

For more information, please contact Kim Franta, at 952-556-6151 or by email at FrantaK@district112.org

Breakfast

For Student Account Balances and Purchases, contact your School Nutrition Site Managers through the information below.

For Submitted Application for Benefits/ Free and Reduced Applications, contact Sarah Laabs or Julie Eklund

For Special Diet Menus and Nutritional Information, contact Laura Wacker-Hansen.

For general questions, please email Nutrition@district112.org

Nutrition Office Contacts

Kim Franta
Director of Nutrition Services
952-556-6151
Laura Wacker-Hansen MBA, RDN, LD
Assistant Director of Nutrition Services
952-556-6153
Julie Eklund
Nutrition Services Specialist
952-556-6152
Sarah Laabs
Administrative Assistant
952-556-6145

School Nutrition Site Managers – Elementary

Bluff Creek Elementary

Jacqueline Libengood
952-556-6604

Carver Elementary

952-556-1904

Chanhassen Elementary

Michelle Wickenhauser
952-556-6704

Clover Ridge Elementary

Nancy Guenther
952-556-6904

East Union Elementary

Janet Schmidt
952-556-6804

Jonathan Elementary

Kimberly Bramer
952-556-6504

La Academia

Nichole Kauls
952-556-6304

Victoria Elementary

Susan Schwappach
952-556-3018

School Nutrition Site Managers – Middle & High School

Chaska Middle School East

Julia Zieman
952-556-7604

Chaska Middle School West

Kari O’Konek
952-556-7404

Pioneer Ridge Middle School

Monica Hinze
952-556-7804

Chanhassen High School

Stephen Riley
952-556-3504

Chaska High School

Gina Elliott
952-556-7104

Integrated Arts Academy

Sarah Laabs
952-556-6145