Chartwells K12 has launched a program aimed at offering students more say in their meal options.
Schools participating in the program, called Student Choice, have debuted several new stations, such as Bok Choy, an Asian-themed concept inspired by celebrity chef Jet Tila, and Roost, which is chicken themed.
Each week, chefs serve samples of menu items from the stations to middle and high school students, who then get to vote on which of those items should appear on the menu the following week.
Chefs and dietitians will be on hand during sampling to share more information about each dish. Schools will also have student ambassadors to help encourage their peers to vote on upcoming dishes.