Dr. Steve Chestnut

Dr. Steve Chestnut is the Superintendent of the Maricopa Unified School District, where he was appointed in 2012. During his tenure, the district has increased its letter grade from “C” to “B”, implemented a unique academic focus at each school, and last November the community approved a ten percent override proposal. He was the 2010 Washington State Superintendent of the Year. 


Child Nutrition Programs



Welcome to Food & Nutrition Services


MUSD Food Services -  - Part of a Balanced Education


The Food and Nutrition Services Department of Maricopa Unified Schools is committed to providing students with nutritious meals to support academic success and lifelong healthy eating habits.


 Research shows that students who eat breakfast at school have higher attendance rates and higher levels of academic achievement than students who do not eat breakfast at school.  Research also shows that students who eat lunch at school consumer fewer calories from fat and substantially fewer calories from added sugars than students who bring lunch from home.  In addition, a typical school lunch contains more dairy products, fruit and vegetables, than an average lunch brought from home. 


All students are encouraged to eat school meals to gain the nourishment they need for high performance in the classroom and beyond.  Contact your school’s food service site manager, or if you prefer, the Director of Food Services at 520-568-5100 x 1034, if you have any questions or would like additional information.


Breakfast is served free of charge to all students K-12 every school day.  Lunch cost is $2.75 K-6; $3.00 7-12.  Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price meals.  Lunch applications are available at any school cafeteria, school office and district office.  There is also a link on this web page to get the application online.  Foster students need to apply as well – call 520.568.5100 x 1034 for more information.


If you child was on the National School Lunch Program here at MUSD last school year – their eligibility will carry over for the first thirty (30) days of this school year – however, a current application has to be on file for any benefits to continue.  It is strongly recommended that you add some money to your child’s account while waiting for results of your lunch application.  Only two charges are allowed and all credits/debits to student’s accounts are carried over from previous years.  You can add money to your child’s account online at myschoolbucks.com .  You can also monitor your child’s account online for free. 


The MUSD Food & Nutrition Department looks forward to providing meals for your children and should you have any questions or concerns at any time, please contact us. 


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited basis will apply to all programs and/or employment activities).



Approved Snack List

Parent Letter (ENG)

Parent Letter (ESP)

Free & Reduced Application Instructions (ENG)

Free & Reduced Application Instructions (ESP)

Foster Child Letter

Fundraising Ideas

Carb & Calorie Information for Elementary

Carb & Calorie Information



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