Cafeteria as Classroom
Taste tests in the cafeteria on Harvest of the Month days are one strategy farm-to-school programs use to get students thinking about where food comes from, how it tastes, and making healthy choices. Many thanks to the dedicated volunteers who help distribute taste tests and encourage kids to give the harvest item a try!
We have developed two handouts with tips for Farm-to-School Champions who want to get involved in offering taste tests and supporting districts’ efforts to provide food education and offer more fresh and local food in school meals:
- How Farm-to-School Champions Support the Harvest of the Month Program
- Farm-to-School Champions in the Cafeteria: Getting Started
For further reading and tools for conducting taste tests, the Collective School Garden Network has compiled a great list of resources including A Guide to Taste Testing Local Food in Schools by Vermont FEED.