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School Nutrition

Overview

 

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

Marilyn Volden

Nutrition Supervisor
(608) 789-8428

Kadie Haug

Nutrition Specialist
(608) 789-7637

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns not addressed on our web page, please feel free to contact us using this form.

2022 Summer

2022 Summer Meal Program

 

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

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UVIX-7PLZaoOHvtFoARMlUjCHLZy54Ku/view?usp=sharing

    Summer P-EBT Benefits 

     

    Please review the link below for a message from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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

    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, nationwide 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, and nutrition standards, and are student-preferred options. To get daily menu change announcements please visit the web menu of the school 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!

        The School District of La Crosse does not accept paper applications or unsolicited applications/resumes. To be given full consideration for an open position with our District, please establish an account in WECAN and closely follow the application instructions listed in the job posting.

        USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

        In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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        (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
        Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
        1400 Independence Avenue, SW
        Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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        (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
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