nutrition in our schools

Across Red Wing, we know that eating well is key for school success. Our schools are working hard to improve their food on site. In addition, our local partners are pooling resources to ensure everyone has access to quality breakfasts, healthy lunches, and even food to bring home for the weekend. Discover how nutrition in our schools works below.

Red Wing High School food pantry

We want our students to be able to focus on schoolwork, not on hunger. So, the food pantry at RWHS provides discreet food packages to be sent home to families that may need a helping hand. If you want to sign up, contact school nurse Vikki at

eat breakfast – do better in school

The Hunger-Free Kids Network (with Live Healthy Red Wing) and the school district are working together to make sure every Red Wing student has access to a high quality nutrition in our schools. Because of our efforts, grab-n-go breakfasts are now available at all K-12 schools in Red Wing.

Locations by Building:

Sunnyside:    Cafeteria

Burnside:      Cafeteria and lobby

Twin Bluff:    Cafeteria and lobby High School: Cafeteria and concession stand area

School Menus

Click here to view the current 2019-2020 school menus.

Free FruitS and Veggies at the High School

Every day after school, all high school students (grades 8-12) can pick up fresh fruit or vegetables in the locker bay, thanks to a partnership between Econofoods and Red Wing High School. The program, started by Live Healthy Red Wing five years ago, continues to provide tasty, healthy snacks to boost the nutrition in our schools.

baked from scratch

In Red Wing, cooks make every school lunch from scratch on site. They even bake breads (with a whole-grain flour mix) for the whole district in the Sunnyside kitchen. No fryers around–even the french fries are baked. Have ideas or questions about school meals? Contact Brent Lexvold, the district’s Food Service Director, at

making school meals affordable

Red Wing is committed providing healthy meals to help all students succeed in and out of the classroom. Close to 40% of students qualify for FREE and reduced-priced meals at school (and close to 50% at our K-2 school, Sunnyside). Many more people are eligible than they think. For more information or to apply, visit the Red Wing public schools page.

free healthy meals on weekends

United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties and their volunteers run the Packing for the Weekend program, loading up backpacks that go home with students every Friday. Backpacks include three full, nutritious meals for the family and additional snacks for children. For more information, click here.

healthy Summer lunch Program

Since 2014, every summer a coalition of local organizations and volunteers serves up free lunches to children. In 2016, almost 9,000 meals were served at eight sites. Thanks to the Every Hand Joined and the Hunger Free Kids Network, Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Wing, United Way of Goodhue, Pierce & Wabasha Counties, Ethan Seaberg, the Red Wing School District, and the multiple churches and organizations who provided volunteers. For details, contact Maureen Nelson at the United Way: