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!

Building & Grounds

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.

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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

Roxanne Williams
Nutrition Services Manager
952-556-6151
Julie Eklund
Nutrition Services Specialist
952-556-6152
Spencer Fischer
Nutrition Services Assistant Manager
952-556-6153
Sarah Laabs
Administrative Assistant
952-556-6145

School Nutrition Site Managers – Elementary

Jacqueline Libengood
Bluff Creek Elementary
952-556-6604
Violet Thulien
Carver Elementary
952-556-1904
Michelle Wickenhauser
Chanhassen Elementary
952-556-6704
Nancy Guenther
Clover Ridge Elementary
952-556-6904
Barb Cullen
East Union Elementary
952-556-6804
Kimberly Bramer
Jonathan Elementary
952-556-6504
Nichole Kauls
La Academia
952-556-6304
Susan Schwappach
Victoria Elementary
952-556-3018

School Nutrition Site Managers – Middle & High School

Julia Zieman
Chaska Middle School East
952-556-7604
Jan Young
Chaska Middle School West
952-556-7404
Kathie Engelhardt
Pioneer Ridge Middle School
952-556-7804
 Stephen Riley
Chanhassen High School
952-556-3504
Jeffrey Yeager
Chaska High School
952-556-7104
Sarah Laabs
Integrated Arts Academy
952-556-6145