Persuading children to try different food can be challenging. The new recipe must tantalize their taste buds in order for them to want to eat it again.
That’s why Marshall County Schools Nutrition Director Debbie Derico and school cooks gathered at John Marshall High School with quite a few ingredients in hand. They transformed the high school’s cafeteria into a test kitchen on Tuesday with hopes the students will like the new flavorful and nutritious offerings.
When students return to school later this month, they will see a few different items listed on the menu. JM students attending band camp were the first to the try mouth-watering recipes. Made from scratch pancakes, French toast and muffins were served along with lasagna and a chicken with mashed potatoes and corn dubbed the Marshall County Chicken Bowl. Additional items will be introduced throughout the year.
Senior Benjamin Games really liked what he tasted. “Some of the food is bland,” explained Games. “What I just tried was delicious and had a lot of zest. Several, sitting with me at lunch, tried the food and liked it so much they went back for seconds. We are excited to have new choices to eat at school.”
The new options will be made available to students during the first few weeks of the 2018-2019 school year.