Nutrition Services

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Nutrition Services is 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! Our child nutrition programs, school lunch, and school breakfast help our students get the nutrition they need to learn, play, grow and develop. Last year we served 236,011 breakfasts and 1,023,910 lunches!

Free Summer Meals

Summer meal kits for children up to age 18

Thanks to an extension in federal funding, Eastern Carver County Schools Nutrition Services is able to provide free meals this summer to children up to 18 years old.  Weekly meal kits are FREE but must be pre-ordered using the order form links below.  (Note: students enrolled in district summer programs including Club Care, Summer EdVentures and elementary and middle school Summer School, will also receive free meals and will receive separate instructions on how to order free meals while attending these programs in-person.

AUGUST 2021 Meals

Meal kits will be distributed on Wednesdays: August 4, 11 and 18. Use the links below to pre-order each kit.  If you have any questions, please contact the Nutrition Services office at 952-556-6150 or

#1 - State Fair Favorites Meal Kit - order by July 25 for pick up on August 4 

#2 - Cheesy Bread Meal Kit  - order by August 1 for pick up on August 11

#3 - Ravioli Dipper Meal Kit – order by August 8 for pick up on August 18



  • 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
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
Alexa Wagner
Chanhassen Elementary
Michelle Wickenhauser
Clover Ridge Elementary
Nancy Guenther
East Union Elementary
Lori Jerome
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
Kari O’Konek
Pioneer Ridge Middle School
Monica Hinze
Chanhassen High School
Stephen Riley
Chaska High School
Gina Elliott
Integrated Arts Academy
Sarah Laabs