nutrition in our schools

Across Red Wing, we know that eating well is key to building school success for as many students as possible. Our schools are working hard to improve the food on site, and many of our local partners and friends are pooling resources to make sure 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.

eat breakfast – do better in school

Grab-n-go breakfasts are now available at all our K-12 schools. 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.

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 2018-2019 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 bdlexvold@rwps.org.


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: maureen.nelson@uw-gwp.org.