807 East Avenue South | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608.789.7600

School Nutrition

Welcome to School Nutrition

The School District of La Crosse believes that a healthy, well-nourished, active child is better prepared to learn. We provide well-balanced, nutritious food choices that contribute to lifelong eating habits.

 

“Smart Eats” is our school nutrition program’s exciting initiative designed to incorporate fresh, locally grown produce into students’ daily diets. The program’s goals are to teach children that healthy foods taste good and are fun to prepare. We host a farm-to-school program, fresh fruit and vegetable snack program, student and adult cooking classes, fine dining after school program, school gardens, farm tours, and cooking contests.

Contact Information

Erin Mittelsteadt, Administrative Assistant, 608-789-7625
Marilyn Volden, Nutrition Specialist, 608-789-8428
Lyn Halvorson, School Nutrition Supervisor, 608-789-7637

New Menu Website and App

Check our new menu app available for iOS and Android. In addition to the menus, the app features the nutrition calculator, allergens, and printing.

MealViewer Intro

Parent Introduction

Fresh, Locally Grown Foods in School Meals

Fresh, Locally Grown Foods in School Meals
 
We source local produce for our Harvest of the Month tastings and recipes from this list of local farmers. The 2019-20 HOM includes Tomatoes, Apples, Cranberries, Winter Squash, Blueberries, Potatoes, Sweet Corn, Carrots and Lettuce.  We also purchase locally raised beef that we use in our Homemade Taco Meat, Spaghetti Sauce, Chili, Sloppy Joes and other homemade recipes.

 

Our Farmers

EZ Farming – Westby, WI
Ecker’s Apples – Trempealeau, WI
Spring Valley Produce – Hillsboro, WI
Trussoni Family Farm – DeSoto, WI
New Traditions Homestead – Hillsboro, WI
Snopac – Caledonia, MN
Scenic Ridge – Mt. Hope, WI
5 th Season Cooperative – Viroqua, WI
Superior Fresh – Hixton, WI
SunRay Dairy – Mindoro, WI
Westby Creamery, Westby, WI

Healthy Food Tastes Good!

We are the leaders in providing healthy meals and outstanding customer service. Help us reach and exceed our goals by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmartEats4Kids.