April is Fitness Month at East Union!

April has been Fitness Month at East Union!  To wrap it all up this Friday, we will welcome a special guest speaker, Kara Douglass Thom!  Kara will be speaking to our staff before school as well as presenting to an all school assembly on the topic of Fitness in our lives. She is sure to inspire us all!  Her appearance here was funded by the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) and organized by our East Union Wellness Committee.  Thank you as well for your support in promoting fruit and vegetable consumption this month!  Keep up the great work “Trying for... Continue reading April is Fitness Month at East Union!

Message from 112 Nutrition

Beginning May 3, 2017, student’s lunch accounts will not be allowed to go in the negative. This will allow sufficient time for all lunch account balances to be brought up to date before the end of the school year. Your child’s balance will automatically be carried over to his or her account for next year. This will also transfer from one school to the next as will their number. (for example, from elementary school to middle school).  If your child is moving or graduating, balances will be refunded from the Foodservice Office by written request only from a parent or guardian. Refunds will be mailed to the home address.  Balances can also be transferred from one sibling to another if they are leaving the school system. Please send request via email to eklundj@district112.org or mail to 112 Nutrition Services, 11 Peavey Road, Chaska.  All requests for refunds, balance transfers to a sibling’s account and lunch history for the 16-17 school year must be submitted to the Foodservice Office... Continue reading Message from 112 Nutrition

East Union Earns Gold

East Union Earns Gold East Union Elementary lunchroom is an inviting space. It is adorned with student artwork displayed on the walls, school nutrition staff that interact and smile at all students, and it offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables every day.  These are some of the reasons the school earned Gold Level distinction during the 2016-2017 Smarter Lunchroom’s assessment completed by Carver County Public Health staff. It is part of Eastern Carver County School’s wellness initiatives, funded by the Statewide Health Improve Partnership (SHIP) grant. The Smarter Lunchrooms assessment contains 60 simple, no-cost or low-cost strategies that lunchrooms can use to increase participation, improve consumption of healthy food, and reduce food waste.  The strategies are based on research from the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs and partners. The more strategies you implement, the more improvements in revenue, participation, and... Continue reading East Union Earns Gold