Finding the right balance between nutritious food and items that appeal to students can be achallenge. In addition to following USDA guidelines for nutritional content and what components must be in a meal, student preferences are diverse. This creates challenges and oppportunities for the Food & Nutrition team at Pasadena Unified School District.
On March 19th, the FNS team hosted the PUSD's first Your Choice Food Festival at Muir High School. The mission of the day was to assure students and parents had and opporutunity to participate in the selection process for future menu items. Choices about what kind of tacos, breakfast items, and chicken are just some of the fifty plus items students and parents taste-tested, voting for the options they would most likely eat.
It was an amazing day, and we look forward to hosting our next festival in 2017.