Nutrition Services

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 244,235 breakfasts and 1,019,040 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 Menus, Free and Reduced-Priced Food Applications, and Frequently Asked Questions.

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

Building & Grounds

Check out Boyz N’ Berries: A Dad and Son school collaboration project laying down some Phat Beets in their “Fresh Produce” song.

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 Spencer Fischer 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 Spencer Fischer at 952-556-6153.

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 Spencer Fischer, SNS

For general questions, please email Nutrition@district112.org

Nutrition Office Contacts

Kim Franta
Director of Nutrition Services
952-556-6151
Julie Eklund
Nutrition Services Specialist
952-556-6152
Spencer Fischer
Assistant Director Nutrition Services
952-556-6153
Sarah Laabs
Administrative Assistant
952-556-6145

School Nutrition Site Managers – Elementary

Bluff Creek Elementary

Jacqueline Libengood
952-556-6604

Carver Elementary

Violet Lueck
952-556-1904

Chanhassen Elementary

Michelle Wickenhauser
952-556-6704

Clover Ridge Elementary

Nancy Guenther
952-556-6904

East Union Elementary

Alexa Wagner
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

Jan Young
952-556-7404

Pioneer Ridge Middle School

Kathie Engelhardt
952-556-7804

Chanhassen High School

Stephen Riley
952-556-3504

Chaska High School

Jeffrey Yeager
952-556-7104

Integrated Arts Academy

Sarah Laabs
952-556-6145