Students, parents taste test food to try healthier options

Results will help improve lunch menus for next year.

Jan. 28—Getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies can be a challenge, but one Central Texas school district is getting creative to make sure every student eats healthy.

There were some very interesting options Wednesday at the 10th Annual Food Serving and Taste Test for Georgetown (Texas) ISD. The idea is to figure out which healthy foods the kids will actually eat so that it doesn't end up in the garbage. The food at the taste test looked like typical cafeteria food. There was taco meat, macaroni and cheese, but little do the kids know, the food is actually made with vegetables.

Parents and students participated to tell the foodservice department their opinions. All of the students and parents at the taste test took a survey after each food station. The district will take a look at the results and decide what they want to add into next year's menu.