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Eastern Carver County Schools Parents/Guardians: We recognize that economic situations change throughout the year for families in our community. At this time of year with the new semester, we want to remind all Eastern Carver County Schools families that free and...

Nutrition Services Spotlight on Linda Riesgraf

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Nutrition Services Spotlight: Locally Sourced Turkey

Nutrition Services is proud to be partnering with Ferndale Market in Cannon Falls.  Ferndale Market is a third generation free range turkey farm that prides itself on growing turkeys the way nature intended, without the use of antibiotics or growth...

Nutrition Services Spotlight on Julia Zieman

What is your favorite thing about working for Nutrition Services at Eastern Carver County Schools? I look forward to each day knowing adventure awaits and no 2 days are the same!  I am proud to work in a great district for the past 18 years and to be able...

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 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

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!


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 Kim Franta at 952-556-6151.

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 Kim Franta at 952-556-6151.

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. Our district 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 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 Office Contacts

Kim Franta
Director of Nutrition Services
Laura Wacker-Hansen MBA, RDN, LD
Assistant Director of Nutrition Services
Julie Eklund
Nutrition Services Specialist
Sarah Laabs
Administrative Assistant

School Nutrition Site Managers – Elementary

Bluff Creek Elementary

Jacqueline Libengood

Carver Elementary

Violet Lueck

Chanhassen Elementary

Michelle Wickenhauser

Clover Ridge Elementary

Nancy Guenther

East Union Elementary

Alexa Wagner

Jonathan Elementary

Kimberly Bramer

La Academia

Nichole Kauls

Victoria Elementary

Susan Schwappach

School Nutrition Site Managers – Middle & High School

Chaska Middle School East

Julia Zieman

Chaska Middle School West

Jan Young

Pioneer Ridge Middle School

Monica Hinze

Chanhassen High School

Stephen Riley

Chaska High School

Jeffrey Yeager

Integrated Arts Academy

Sarah Laabs