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Students Give Feedback About New Menu Offerings at Annual Food Show

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
On January 30, 2015, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will host its Food and Nutrition Services Annual Food Show at Pompano Beach High School. Approximately 200 elementary and middle school students will taste more than 35 new items the District is considering offering next school year, as part of its School Breakfast, National School Lunch and Supper programs. 

“Our objective is to provide healthy foods, which our kids will eat,” says Dr. Ray Papa, RD, coordinator for Food and Nutrition Services.

District vendors provide the latest products, while BCPS registered dietitians review the nutritional value for the products and new recipes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates what is served in schools, mandating the offering of appropriate servings of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and high quality proteins.

This year’s tasting menu includes, but is not limited to, teriyaki chicken sliders, black bean burgers and picadillo (a Latin cuisine). Students will give feedback following each tasting through on-site iPad technology. Standout items from last year’s Food Show, that are currently favorites among students, are the hot Italian sub and popcorn chicken smackers.

Taste times:    
9:45 – 11:45 a.m.

12:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Pompano Beach High School                                                                                                             
600 NE 13th Avenue

Pompano Beach, FL 33060


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