Welcome to La Conner Schools Food Service! We'd like to give you a few details about our program and how it serves our students, parents, and community. First, know that our school board and superintendent place a high priority on serving our students the most nutritious meals possible, with really adequate portions for growing brains and bodies. We follow Washington State and USDA regulations for our Child Nutrition Program and in many instances go beyond their minimum standards.
Our new food services director, Kelly Kjarstad, is working with her staff to try new recipes and bring locally sourced and grown ingredients to our tables as frequently as possible.
A vegetable, flower and herb garden was planted at what is now the elementary school in the spring of 2007 with the help of the La Conner Alliance for Youth and Families and a rural health community grant received from the Washington Health Foundation. This space is always a work in progress depending on staff/family support. For more information, contact Rachael Sobezak, Garden Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Fakkema-Hovde, La Conner Elementary Principal. You may donate to the La Conner Elementary PTSA and specify the School Garden Project c/o: La Conner Elementary PTSA PO Box 2103 La Conner, WA 98257
For more information about district policy in regards to nutrition and physical fitness and the Wellness Committee, please refer to policy 6700.
This is the ninth year (2019) we have purchased our own beef. These are Red Angus Beef that lives in the Skagit Valley most of their life, grazing pastures, enjoying their cow hood. We have the beef processed at a well respected, USDA inspected, packing company up in Lynden. The students are enjoying Lasagna, hamburgers, Spaghetti, stew, and stir-fry from the beef. Many students notice better flavor and reduced fat. We feel great about knowing where the beef comes from, how it is handled. We can put a face to the owner......and the cow.
Your Food Services Staff
The mission of La Conner School District Food Service is to serve a nutritious, delicious breakfast and lunch each day in a warm and friendly atmosphere for all students and staff, while at the same time providing nutritional education for lifelong healthful living.
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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