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Welcome to Nutrition Services!




We are pleased to inform you that for the 2016-17 school year all schools in the Marysville Joint Unified School District will be offering breakfast and lunch for ALL students for FREE!


The District is participating in a new option for the breakfast and lunch program called the Community Eligibility Provision.  Under this provision, all students may receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge whatsoever! And no further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without a fee or an application.

For further questions or assistance, please contact Kit Molinari at (530) 749-6164.


Meal Accommodation Forms

Use either of the forms below to get a "Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations"  Form.  


 Meal Accommodations Form English


 Meal Accommodations Form Spanish



Make it a Healthy School Day!

MJUSD Breakfast and Lunch Programs have new requirements to provide healthier meals for students.  Menus feature Whole Grain items, lower sodium items, increased fruits and vegetables.  Check out the Menus tab for the monthly menu and nutrition information. 

Effective July 1, 2014, there are new guidelines for foods sold on campus in accordance with USDA's Smart Snacks in Schools.  

Click here for memo from the Director of Nutrition Services.

Click here for nutrition standards and guidelines for sell food and beverages.


Nutrition Services Annual Nutrition Fair - a Healthy Success!

Marysville Nutrition FairThe Nutrition Department for the Marysville Joint Unified School District enjoyed an A to Z healthy success at their annual Nutrition Fair. It included taste testing, prize giveaways, an A to Z salad bar and even a talking carrot! School Nutrition Director, Amber Watson, RD, SNS, was on hand for all the festivities and greet to the press. Click to see the special News video segment seen on TV!


New Meal Patterns and Regulations
At Marysville Nutrition Services, we know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn.

We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.



Research has shown that there is a crucial relationship between nutrition and health, as well as between nutrition and learning. MJUSD Nutritional Services participates in the USDA's National School Lunch, Basic and Especially Needy School Breakfast, After School Snack, Summer Food Service and Commodity Distribution Programs.

USDA regulations guide our programs. Monthly menus are planned to meet the USDA specifications based on the Dietary Guideline for Americans. Meals are to be low in fat, sodium and sugar, but provide sufficient calories to meet needs of growing children.

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A monthly newsletter to provide nutritious recipes and physical activities families can incorporate into their busy days. Click Here



To provide high quality, attractive, nutritious meals to all students within the program. Approximately 4,200 breakfasts and 7,100 lunches are served each day to students in our program.

See our 2012 Presentation to the Board for a close-up look at our Nutritional Services Department!



Nutritional Services is a fiscally sound program within the MJUSD District. It operates on a $5.5 million budget and is expected to maintain a positive fund balance and to contribute to the general fund to recover indirect costs such as utilities and support staff, along with other expenses incurred in the maintenance of the program and its equipment. Federal and state regulations include strict record keeping and accountability requirements in order to receive reimbursement for meals served. MJUSD Nutritional Services consistently looks for innovative ways to increase cost effectiveness and to optimize purchasing power which ultimately benefit our students.



The department has a central warehouse and distribution center where large deliveries are made. Within the MJUSD Nutritional Services Department, food products, dry goods, and other related supplies are then allocated to each site where the meals are prepared and served daily. All sites are staffed with ServSafe certified employees. We always welcome the thoughts and ideas from parents and staff members within our District.


Visit the School Nutrition Association Website


Understanding the National School Lunch Program

Healthy Kids Take The Pledge

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