This year at LCPS, we launched our seasonal fruit and vegetable tasting promotion in all of our schools (Taste It Thursday in elementary and Fear Factor Friday in secondary schools). In January, our elementary students were able to try seasonal ruby red grapefruit (the secondary promotion was cancelled due to the blizzard). This promotion was conducted in all of our schools and was made available to ever student, both those who packed and purchased lunch.
Our managers got creative and decorated their lunch lines with the fruit and even made pics and flowers out of some of them as a way to help encourage the children to try new foods. The event was a success and managers reported a majority of their students tried them!
Next week the featured vegetable is the sweet potato and will be held on Thursday in the elementary schools and Friday in all secondary schools. Make sure to ask your children if they tried it!