Get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day to help keep your heart healthy.

Start a weekly walking routine with your child, neighbors, co-workers, and friends.

During TV commercials, have a push-up or sit-up contest with your child.

Track your physical activity, visit:  www.mypyramidtracker.gov.


Produce Tips

Look for broccoli with a firm stem and tight, compact florets that are dark green.

Store broccoli in an open plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Rinse (don't soak) broccoli under cool water just before serving.

Cook broccoli by steaming, microwaving, or stir-frying.  Boiling causes some of the vitamins and minerals to be lost.

Healthy Serving Ideas

Dice and toss raw broccoli in a salad.

Pour lemon juice or sprinkle lowfat parmesan cheese over steamed broccoli to add and vary flavor.

For a healthy snack, chop raw broccoli into pieces and serve with a fat free vegetable dip,

Add broccoli and other vegetables to soups, pastas, omelets, and casseroles.

Take your child to the grocery store. Ask them to help you pick out fruits and vegetables for meals and snacks.



Food Service

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a variety of healthy food options that are not only nutritious, but also tasty and appealing for all of our students, staff members, and even parents.  Menus are created each month that include new and exciting options as well as long-standing student favorites.  Each menu is carefully crafted to ensure both compliance with strict nutrition standards and student acceptability alike.

Featured Vegetable: Broccoli

Featured Vegetable: Broccoli

Recepie of the Month

Zesty Asian Chicken Salad

Makes 4 servings. 1 cup per serving (184 calories per serving)

Cook time: 20 minutes


3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chilled

3 green onions, sliced

1&1/2 cups small broccoli florets

2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into strips

1 red bell pepper, cut into strips

2 cups shredded cabbage

1/2 cup fat free Asian or sesame seed salad dressing

1/4 cup 100% orange juice

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


1.  Cut chicken breasts into small strips.  Place in a medium bowl with onions, broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, and cabbage.

2.  In small bowl, stir together dressing and juice. Pour over salad and toss well to coat.

3.  Stir in cilantro.


Serve chilled or at room temperature


MCUSD Food Services Division

P.O. Box 8 / 5082 Old Highway North

Mariposa, CA 95338


fax: 209/966-8441

Tammi A. Richards, Food Services Manager




How Much Do I Need?

A 1/2 cup of broccoli is about the size of one cupped handful.

A 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin A, C, K and folate.

The amount of fruits and vegetables you need depends on your age, gender and physical activity level.  It is important to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables every day to get all the nutrients your body needs.  Go to www.mypyramid.gov to find out more.