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Mary Weikum

Mary Weikum, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, graduated from Austin High School in 1981 (Go Pack!) and has been employed by Austin Public Schools since 2001. She became the food and nutrition services director in 2005. Mary says "The best part of my job is collaborating with others to find innovative ways to support our students in their learning by providing nutritious, tasty meals through our breakfast, lunch and snack programs." Mary's favorite school lunch? Popcorn Chicken and Scalloped Potatoes, although she also loves the salad bar and soups at the high school too.

Lori Brehmer

Lori Brehmer, Fiscal Support Assistant, graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater in 1991 with a BA in Business Management. Lori has worked in the food and nutrition department for the last 8 years and she loves the interaction with families and students. She helps set up lunch accounts, works with MyPayments Plus and helps families apply for Educational Benefits. Lori's favorite school lunch? Creamed Chicken piled high with carrots and peas!

Tanner Lange

Tanner Lange RDN, Food and Nutrition Services Dietitian, Tanner graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Dietetics before completing a distance dietetic internship through Utah State University with an emphasis in school food service management. Tanner's responsibilities include menu planning to meet the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act guidelines, managing menus for students with special diet needs and educating students, families, and staff on the importance of nutrition at school.

Mary Weikum
Food and Nutrition Director
507-460-1919
mary.weikum@austin.k12.mn.us

Nicole Bartness
Financial Support Assistant
507-460-1821
nicole.bartness@austin.k12.mn.us

Tanner Lange
Dietitian
507-460-1921
tanner.lange@austin.k12.mn.us