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Charleston County School District did a tortellini taste test in effort to give school menus a healthy makeover.

CHARLESTON, S.C.—Kindergartner Louise Martin took a tentative bite of the cheese tortellini covered with pumpkin alfredo sauce, then smiled.

The 5-year-old gobbled up the two pieces in her tasting sample, and she even licked the inside of the plastic cup because it had remnants of the sauce.

"This was the best thing in the cafeteria I've ever tasted," she said.

Score one for the school cafeteria.

The tortellini taste test was part of Charleston County School District's effort to give school menus a healthy overhaul for the 2014-15 school year.

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