Nutrition Education is what we are all about!
For teachers & parents:
School Health & Wellness Cards
For information on new accounts, please contact:
MUSD Nutrition Services
Tracey Kestyus: (209) 858-0733
Our Nutrition Education Department at Manteca USD, takes the notion of Farm to School to a whole new INNOVATIVE level. Outside of the window of the Manteca Nutrition Education Department is the school district's farm. We buy fresh produce for our nutrition program that is farmed and harvested by the students. Farm fresh specialties include pumpkins (of course), baby bok choy, parsley, chives, carrots, cilantro, potatoes, spinach and butter, romaine, green leaf and red leaf lettuces. Beaming, Patty Page, the Director of Nutrition Services, says We've harvested and served some of the sweetest watermelons you have ever tasted. Click to learn more about the Manteca District Farm, the be.fresh and our commitment to serving the freshest fruits and vegetables available for our students!
Manteca Unified Nutrition Education earned the Silver Turnip the Beet Award.
USDA recently awarded the first-ever Turnip the Beet awards, recognizing outstanding Summer Meal Program sponsors who work hard to offer high quality meals that are appetizing, appealing, and nutritious. Summer sites have the opportunity to positively impact children’s healthy development by offering nutritious meals and encouraging children to develop healthy habits at a young age. Plus, kids vote with their feet in the summer! Offering meals that children enjoy can help sustain and increase participation.