Yummy or Yucky? Time to sound off on school food

Posted at 2:35 PM, Mar 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-10 14:42:35-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – While it may not be as difficult as getting a reservation at a hip downtown restaurant, Chesterfield County Schools are asking you to reserve your spot at its first-ever school food tasting fair.

The county is serving meals it will consider for the 2014-15 school menu and wants your help before making any decisions.

“About 30 items will be served at the Food Fair, including healthier and less-processed foods,” Chesterfield County Public Schools Community Relations Officer Leigh Ann McKelway said. “So much food will be available that families can think of the Food Fair as a free supper!”

Menu items available for tasting include:

  • Cucumber and tomato salad
  • Sweet and sour broccoli
  • Mushroom and Swiss burger
  • Asian chicken taco
  • Cinnamon breakfast roll
  • Italian green beans
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pizza
  • Whole-grain cookies

The first tasting fair is March 27 at Clover Hill High School (Click here to register).

The second tasting fair is April 2 at Thomas Dale High School (Click here to register).

Both tasting are free and open to families with children in Chesterfield Public Schools.

“Families are asked to sign up for just one time period,” McKelway said. “Families can register up to four people; at least one parent must accompany elementary and middle school students. Details about potential allergens will be posted at each food station.”

Anyone who needs more information can call 804-743-3717.