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

School Nutrition

Guest server at North Woods Elementary; Aaron Engel, Superintendent

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.

Summer Meal Sites

2022 Summer Meal Program

 

Please review the link below for locations, serving times and days of the week.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cwyFfY-SHkf6Mdcwaeg1KUNphXlVD9DF/view?usp=sharing

Summer P-EBT Benefits 

 

Please review the link below for a message from the Wisconisn Dpeartment of Health Services.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OSbVTqWic8pukQlKxx_AzpxezSO8kQ2-/view?usp=sharing

Nutritious School Meals Are Free
for All Children!

You can save time and stretch your household budget by participating in school meal programs. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending free meals to all children through June 2022, regardless of household income.

This means your child can get free school breakfast and lunch each school day.

Challenges This Year ~ Menu Changes Are Highly Likely

The School District of La Crosse Nutrition Department is experiencing supply-chain interruptions due to limited product availability, nation-wide transportation challenges, and supplier labor shortages. Please know our department is working diligently to minimize the effect this may have on our students.

Product shortages will remain until the supply-chain stabilizes. Menu changes are highly likely during these times. All students will continue to be offered meals that meet USDA menu requirements, nutrition standards, and are student preferred options. To get daily menu change announcements please visit the web menu of the school of your child attends

Planning ahead to 2022-2023 School Year

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – FREE MEALS FOR ALL ENDS

The School District of La Crosse will no longer be able to serve all meals to students free in the 2022-2023 school year. The funding to be able to offer free meals during the pandemic will end at the close of the current school year.

A new Free/Reduced meal application will be needed in order receive Free/Reduced-priced meals during the 2022-2023 school year.

New application forms will be available after July 1, 2022. As additional information becomes available, we will be posting information to the La Crosse School District and School Nutrition website in addition to sending a Back-to-School mailing this summer to all families.

Completing the Free/Reduced Application is necessary for all families as this information helps determine additional funding for enhanced education opportunities to your child’s school.

Join Our Team!

Contact Information

Debby Korn, Administrative Assistant, 608-789-7625
Marilyn Volden, Nutrition Supervisor, 608-789-8428
Kadie Haug, School Nutrition Specialist, 608-789-7637

 

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.

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

Ecker’s Apples – Trempealeau, WI
Snopac – Caledonia, MN
5 th Season Cooperative – Viroqua, WI
Superior Fresh – Hixton, 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.