School Nutrition Contact Information:
Kadie Krings, Administrative Assistant, 608-789-7625
Marilyn Volden, Nutrition Specialist, 608-789-8428
Lyn Halvorson, School Nutrition Supervisor, 608-789-7637
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.
Fresh, Locally Grown Foods in School Meals
We make delicious farm foods such as scratch strawberry jam, rhubarb cake, roasted parsnips, honey glazed carrots, Yukon Gold potatoes, beets, red kuri squash, organic broccoli, cabbage, purple potatoes, and rutabaga chowder for our students.
•Ed Fields & Sons, Andover, MN (carrots)
•Coulee Region Beef Assn., Coon Valley, WI
•Alsum Farms & Produce, Friesland, WI (potatoes, cabbage)
•Westby Creamery, Westby, WI (cottage cheese)
•Trembling Prairie Farms, Markesan, WI (potatoes)
•Ecker’s Apple Orchard, Trempeleau, WI (apples)
•Organic Valley, La Farge, WI (watermelon, winter squash)
•Jolivette Family Farms, West Salem, WI (beets)
•Keewaydin Farms, Viola, WI (cucumbers, beets, potatoes)
•Harmony Valley Farm, Harmony, WI (parsnips)
•Noble Organics, Cashton, WI (broccoli, hard squash, watermelon)
•SunRay Dairy, Mindoro, WI (beef)
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.