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, MS, RDN, SNS

Edith Zumwalt, MS, RDN, SNS

Director of Nutrition Services

402-436-1741
ezum@lps.org
Oversee all student and child nutrition programs including school lunch, breakfast, after school snack, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), supper meals, child care snacks and catering. Responsible for menus, department budget, food, non-food, large and small equipment purchases, staffing and training.

Mike Dansky

Mike Dansky

Assistant Director

402-436-1766
adansky@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

Bobbi Ackerson

Office Manager

402-436-1741
backers@lps.org
Provides office support and coordinates office projects. Prepares and 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

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.

Karie Jones

Karie Jones

Payroll Secretary II

402-436-1747
kjones4@lps.org
Review and approve weekly timesheets for cafeteria employees. Format and update online menu publishing software. Order and distributive departmental forms and small equipment. Coordinate kitchen repair service and equipment maintenance. Provides backup support for dairy/bakery ordering and other office duties.

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy

Free and Reduced Specialist

402-436-1746
jkenned3@lps.org
Review and approve all free and reduced priced meal applications. Work with families, school offices and liaisons to ensure qualifying students receive meal benefits. Import State Direct Certification data and complete annual verification process. Maintain department database of meal status. Handle bakery, dairy, and office supply ordering and billing. Reconcile charge card purchases. Provide general office support including review of ECP meal counts.

Lynn Goering

Lynn Goering

Special Diets Dietitian

402-436-1745
lgoering@lps.org
Coordinate special diets for student. Work with parents, nurses, cafeteria personnel and other school staff to meet student's dietary needs. Conduct training on special diets. Conduct quarterly audits and annual recordkeeping training for child care and supper sites. Assist with school meals promotional activities and district wellness committee.

Andrew Ashelford, MBA, RDN

Andrew Ashelford, MBA, RDN

Supervisor

402-436-1748
aashelf@lps.org
Supervises school nutrition operations. Assists select schools with staff training, production and nutritional analysis. Coordinates small equipment, paper/composting products and assist with the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).

Kara Vlasin-Marty, MS, RD

Kara Vlasin-Marty, MS, RD

Supervisor

402-436-1784
kvlasin@lps.org
Supervises school nutrition operations. Assists select schools with staff training, production, menu preparation and nutritional analysis. Responsible for maintenance and training of the department's food safety plan (HACCP).

Alisha Pohlmann

Alisha Pohlmann

Supervisor

402-436-1765
apohlma2@lps.org
Supervises school nutrition operations. Assists select schools with staff training, production and nutritional analysis. Responsible for development and maintenance of school recipes.

Mary French, MS

Mary French, MS

Supervisor Assistant

402-436-1783
mfrench@lps.org
Assists in the supervision of school kitchens.

Janet Creech

Janet Creech

Supervisor Assistant

402-436-1782
jcreech@lps.org
Assists in the supervision of school kitchens.

Amanda Aldridge

Amanda Aldridge

Supervisor Assistant

402-436-1744
aaldridg@lps.org
Assists in the supervision of school kitchens.

Jodie Lewis

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

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. Responsible for compiling data for monthly CLC claims. LPS Menus Twitter/Facebook administrator.