Food Festival lets students taste, rate potential new cafeteria offerings


More than 100 Dallas ISD students had up to 60 different items for lunch on April 7 – one bite at a time. Participants at the Food & Child Nutrition Services “Food Festival” were charged with tasting the items and rating them.

The students – from L.G. Pinkston High School, Zan Holmes Jr. Middle School, Arcadia Park Elementary and Robert E. Lee Elementary – convened at  3015 at Trinity Groves for the tasting. Twenty-five vendors served items such as barbecue, pizza, steak burgers, Asian-inspired chicken and waffle sandwiches. After ranking each item on paper, students tabulated their opinions on iPad Minis. Some of the offerings could make their way to school cafeterias next year.

Food & Child Nutrition Services officials plan to make the Food Festival an annual event.

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