Nutrition & Menus

  • Student using tongs to access fruit in lunch bar

  • The Marana Unified School District Food Services Department operates 16 school kitchens within the District, offering breakfast and lunch on a daily basis during the school year. Each kitchen is staffed with a School Nutrition Association Certified Cafe Supervisor and several cafe workers. The Department also operates year-round providing breakfast and lunch through the summer food program and Marana Cares Mobile.  Each school Cafe Supervisor orders and prepares their own food directly at each school. Food Services operates with a staff of approximately 100 employees, serving on average over 1.6 million meals a year.

    Add funds to your Student’s Meal Account
    at LINQ Online Meal Payments.

     Serving Healthy, Well-Balanced Meals

    All meals meet strict nutrition standards set by the USDA, the Wellness Policy, and are aligned with appropriate calorie limits, large servings of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, strict sodium targets and limits on saturated fat and portion sizes containing no trans fats. MUSD takes pride in the large servings of fresh fruits and vegetables made available daily to students and chooses products that contain only 100% fruit juice/no added sugars. 

    Access Monthly Menus

    Parents and students can find meals posted on My Lunchtray menu. My Lunchtray provides information on every menu item, including nutritional details, carbohydrate count, and information for individuals with allergies and special dietary needs. 

    Meal Loan Policy

    The following information provides a recap of MUSD’s protocol for managing student meal accounts with a low or negative balance. 

    Grades Pre-K through 8:

    • Parents/guardians will be notified by email through the District’s in-house email notification system, when their students’ meal account has a low balance ($10) and/or a negative balance.
    • The School Cafeteria Staff or Designee will also personally call the parent(s) or guardian(s) and/or send letters when the student’s meal account is negative or becomes delinquent.
    • Accounts that are delinquent by $20.00 or more and/or the parent(s) or guardian(s) have not responded to the district’s phone calls and/or letters will be contacted directly by School Principal or Designee via phone call.
    • If an account is negative at the end of the school year the negative amount will be rolled over to the next school year.

    Grades 9 through 12: 
    No Meal Loans available.  If prior year negative balances remain, then cash must be utilized to purchase a meal.

    Make Payments and/or Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals: 

    Meals Benefit Team
    520-682-4734 - email

    Unit Meal Pricing

    Required items must be selected to take advantage of the unit meal price. 

    Elementary Schools:
    Breakfast: $1.00 (No cost for schools participating in the Breakfast in Classroom Program)
    Lunch: $2.75

    K-8 Schools:
    Breakfast K-8: $1.00
    Lunch K-6: $2.75
    Lunch 7-8: $2.90 

    Middle Schools (7-8):
    Breakfast: $1.00 (No cost for schools participating in the Breakfast in Classroom Program)
    Lunch: $2.90

    High Schools (9-12):
    Breakfast: $1.25
    Lunch: $3.00

    Breakfast: $1.50
    Lunch: $3.60

    ALL SCHOOLS - Reduced Price Meals:
    Breakfast: $0.00
    Lunch: $0.40

    Apply online (English Application) to see if your students qualify for Free or Reduced meal pricing.  En Espanol - Solicitar Comidas Hoy 

    Meals Offered

    Breakfast and Lunch are available for every student, every day. 

    Marana USD participates in the Offer vs. Serve Program. This program allows students to choose what they would like to eat.

    Menus are planned to meet the nutrition standards set by the USDA:

    • Age-appropriate calorie limits.
    • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable at breakfast and lunch).
    • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
    • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
    • All grains offered in our school meals are whole grain-rich (the first ingredient must be a whole grain).  This even includes the breading on our chicken nuggets!
    • Strict sodium targets by grade group. 
    • Meals must also meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion sizes and can not contain any trans fats. 
  • My Lunchtray Logo

    Visit MyLunchtray for interactive menu,
    nutritional and special diet information, and more.