Contact Us

Nutrition Services Offices are located at the LPS District Office building at 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.

Director
Edith Zumwalt
ezum@lps.org
(402) 436-1742

Free/Reduced Meals
Jackie Kennedy
freeandreduced@lps.org
(402) 436-1746

Cafeteria Account/Online Payment Support
Jodie Lewis & Shellie Haun
foodzone@lps.org
(402) 436-1743

Who We Are

Edith Zumwalt

Director of Nutrition Services

402-436-1741
ezum@lps.org
Oversee school lunch, breakfast, after school snacks, fresh fruit and vegetable snacks, supper meal, catering and summer feeding programs. Responsible for menus, department budget, food, non- food, large and small equipment purchases, staffing and training.

Mary French

Assistant Director

402-436-1766
mfrench@lps.org
Responsible for department staffing: applicant interviews, selection process, orientation, and placement. Determine staffing needs for each site, oversee the Manager Trainee program, monitor long term absences, assist with training and staff development, and supervise select schools.

Bobbi Ackerson

Office Manager

402-436-1747
backers@lps.org
Provides office support and coordinates office projects. Prepares & maintains National School Lunch and Child and Adult Care Feeding Program applications and submits monthly claims. Prepares invoices and reconciles accounts; SubFinder and personnel action requests; maintains various department databases.

Dianne Heidtbrink

Purchaser

402-436-1740
dheidtbr@lps.org
Order food, materials, equipment and services. Prepare and analyze bid specifications. Work with allocation of federally funded USDA commodities. Assist with distribution of all food and non-food items from vendors to individual school kitchens or warehouse.

Amanda Bigley

Payroll Secretary II

402-436-1741
abigley@lps.org
Payroll. Processes requests for equipment repair. Types and distributes menus. Orders and distributes department forms and small equipment. Backup support for Dairy and Bakery Ordering, Bakery and Dairy ordering for Summer Feeding Program.

Jackie Kennedy

Secretary II

402-436-1746
jkenned3@lps.org
Responsible for processing free/reduced meal applications. Maintains dairy and bakery orders. General Office support.

Photo of Lynn Goering, RDN

Lynn Goering

Dietitian

402-436-1745
lgoering@lps.org
Coordinates specials diets for students and develops special diet menus and options for students with medically necessary diets. Partners with schools to secure funds for wellness and coordinates grant related activities. Facilitates nutrition and wellness education programs.

Dondi Kilgore

Supervisor

402-436-1765
dkilgore@lps.org
Supervises nutritional program. Assists select schools with training and production. Assists with The BackPack Program and the lunch program for VOICE students.

Andrew Ashelford

Supervisor

402-436-1748
aashelf@lps.org
Supervises nutritional program. Assists select schools with training and production. Coordinates small equipment, paper products, and assists with the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Kara Vlasin-Marty

Supervisor

402-436-1784
kvlasin@lps.org
Supervises nutritional program. Assists select schools with training, production, and menu preparation.

Janet Creech

Supervisor Assistant

402-436-1782
jcreech@lps.org
Assists in the supervision of school kitchens. Conducts audits for school snack programs. Responsible for compiling monthly Early Childhood Program claims.

Alisha Pohlmann

Supervisor Assistant

402-436-1744
apohlma2@lps.org
Assists in the supervision of school kitchens. Conducts audits for school snack programs. Responsible for compiling data for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable claims.

Judy Fleischman

Supervisor Assistant

402-436-1783
jfleisch@lps.org
Assists in the supervision of school kitchens. Conducts audits for school snack programs. Responsible for compiling data for monthly CLC claims.

Jodie Lewis

Technology Support Specialist

402-436-1743
jlewis@lps.org
Maintains LPS Nutrition Services Department’s district-wide system database software. Provides technical support to all LPS cafeteria computer users, including on-site technology support.

Shellie Haun

Technology Support

402-436-1743
mhaun@lps.org
Maintenance and training of Point of Sale cash register systems in school cafeterias. Parent, account and online meal payment support. Nutrition Services website and LPS Menus Twitter/Facebook administrator.