Guide to Taste Testing Local Foods in Schools

This guide is designed to help school nutrition staff, teachers, and farm to school coordinators develop a successful taste test program, a strategy which VT FEED has found to be effective at encouraging children to try new foods, explore a variety of healthy dishes, and develop lasting healthy eating habits. Published by VT FEED.

This guide provides the tools and resources to help implement a taste testing program in your school in order to:

  • broaden student experiences with a variety of foods
  • introduce foods that are locally grown and available
  • integrate new, local foods into school meal programs and get students to eat them!
  • involve students and staff in school food change