• Maricopa Food Service
    Ph. # 661-769-8231 ext. 324
    Fax # 661-769-8168

    Food Service Program

    Maricopa Unified School District is proud to serve all K-12 students breakfast and lunch free of charge! The Board of Education believes that students perform better academically with a nutritional breakfast and lunch and chose to provide meals at no additional cost to families.  All meals served meet the nutritional requirements of the National School Lunch Program.  Maricopa Unified School District contracts with Taft City School District Food Services to provide nutritional meals for our students!

    Breakfast & Lunch Menus
    Month Breakfast Menu  Lunch Menu
    20-21 Summer Meal Program    
    August 2021
    Aug. Breakfast  Aug. Lunch 
    September 2021
     Sept. Breakfast Sept. Lunch 
    October 2021  Oct. Breakfast Oct. Lunch 
    November 2021 Nov. Breakfast  Nov. Lunch 
    December 2021 Dec. Breakfast 
    Dec. Lunch 
    January 2022 Jan. Breakfast Jan. Lunch
    February 2022 Feb. Breakfast Feb. Lunch
    March 2022 March Breakfast March Lunch
    April 2022 April Breakfast April lunch
    May 2022 May breakfast May Lunch
    21-22 Summer Meal Program June Breakfast June Lunch


    Maricopa Unified School District
    Wellness Plan 2020-2
    1 & 21-22

    (Plan is Reviewed and Updated each Spring)
    Approved-SSC & Wellness Team
    2-11-21/Board 3-11-21)
    (Download 2020-21/21-22 Wellness Plan)

    The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 expands the scope of local school wellness policies; brings in additional stakeholders in its development, implementation and review; and requires public updates on the content and implementation of the wellness policies. The intent is to strengthen local school wellness policies so they become useful tools in evaluating, establishing, and maintaining healthy school environments, and to make clear to the public (including parents, students, and others in the community) about the content and implementation of local school wellness policies.

    The Act requires each local educational agency participating in the National School Lunch Program or other federal Child Nutrition programs to establish a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction. Each local education agency must designate one or more local education agency officials or school officials to ensure that each school complies with the local wellness policy. At a minimum, a local school wellness policy must:

    • Include goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness.
    • Include nutrition guidelines to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity for all foods available in each school district.
    • Permit parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, school administrators, and the general public to participate in the development, implementation, and review and update of the local wellness policy.
    • Inform and update the public (including parents, students, and others in the community) about the content and implementation of local wellness policies.
    • Be measured periodically on the extent to which schools are in compliance with the local wellness policy, the extent to which the local education agency’s local wellness policy compares to model local school wellness policies, and the progress made in attaining the goals of the local wellness policy, and make this assessment available to the public.

    Competitive Food Requirements (Download chart)
    New state and federal regulation were put into effective as of July 1, 2014. these regulation outline all requirements for any foods that are sold on a school campus from Midnight to 3:30 p.m. Please see the requirements for all clubs, PTO groups, classrooms or programs.

    Summer Food Service Program Locations

    The following is a listing of nearest locations for Summer Food Service Programs serving meals:
    Maricopa Unified School District-Pending Locations/Times/Menus
    Taft City School District-Pending 2019 Locations/Times/Menus


    Teacher/Parent Resources:
    USDA Resource Center

    Alliance for a Healthier Generation

    Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum

    Healthy Eating-Dairy Council of CA

    Food Services Nutrition Civil Rights:

    Handbook/Procedures (Download)
    Complaint Form (Download



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    The Buzz on Energy Drinks

    What Is an Energy Drink?
    • A beverage that typically contains large amounts of caffeine, added sugars, other additives, and legal stimulants such as guarana, taurine, and L-carnitine. These legal stimulants can increase alertness, attention, energy, as well as increase blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing.1-4
    • These drinks are often used by students to provide an extra boost in energy. However, the stimulants in these drinks can have a harmful effect on the nervous system.5
    The Potential Dangers of Energy Drinks

    In 2011, 1,499 adolescents aged 12 to 17 years went to the emergency room for an energy drink related emergency.6

    Some of the dangers of energy drinks include1:

    • Dehydration (not enough water in your body).
    • Heart complications (such as irregular heartbeat and heart failure).
    • Anxiety (feeling nervous and jittery).
    • Insomnia (unable to sleep).
    How Much Caffeine Is Okay?
    • The American Academy of Pediatrics states that caffeine and other stimulant substances contained in energy drinks have no place in the diet of children and adolescents.9
    What Can You Do?
    • Teachers and other school staff can educate students about the danger of consuming too much caffeine, including energy drinks.
    • Coaches can educate athletes about the difference between energy drinks and sports drinks and potential dangers of consuming highly caffeinated beverages.
    • School nutrition staff can provide only healthy beverages such as fat-free/low-fat milk, water, and 100% juice if extra items (i.e., a la carte items) are sold in the cafeteria.
    • Parents, school staff, and community members can join the school or district wellness committee that sets the policies for health and wellness and establish or revise nutrition standards to address the sale and marketing of energy drinks in school settings.
    • Everyone can model good behavior by not consuming energy drinks in front of kids.
    Energy Drink Recommendations for Adolescents
    • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adolescents do not consume energy drinks, yet between 30–50% reported consuming energy drinks.1,3
    • The National Federation of State High School Associations recommends that young athletes should not use energy drinks for hydration, and information about the potential risk should be widely distributed to young athletes.10