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True Food Taste Tests

True Food Taste Tests

True Food Taste Tests
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Three times each school year, MPS Culinary & Wellness Services hosts True Food Taste Tests during lunch in elementary and middle schools to expose students to new flavors and food, and to encourage adventurous eating habits. 

2020-2021 School Year Update

True Food Taste Tests are currently on hold due to COVID-19. We look forward to bringing back our taste testing tradition when it's safe to do so! In the meantime, we hope our students will continue to be adventurous taste testers. 

Previous Taste Tests 

With support from The Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op, MPS Culinary & Wellness Services began our True Food Taste Tests in 2013. Since then, we have taste tested a variety of recipes featuring local ingredients and world flavors! Here's a look back at some of our recent taste test : 

Curious to see what other recipes we've taste tested in the past? Check out our full recipe archive HERE

Taste Test Testimonials

“I love that it introduces real foods to the kids-it's a fun way to engage with the kids about healthy eating and creative thinking."
 
"I appreciate the opportunity for kids to try things they may not have a chance to at home. One of the students tried it, and told me he was thinking of going to a culinary school to be a chef, so he wants to try all different foods."
 
"It was a fun, simple way to introduce new flavors to the kids, and it was very low-stakes, so the kids felt comfortable accepting or declining the new food item."
 

 

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