Ill. district uses taste tests, focus groups to reshape its menu

09/3/2013 | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.)

An Illinois district saw a 7% decline in meal purchases last school year after adopting a healthier menu. To help turn this trend around, school nutrition professionals have held taste tests and focus groups and created 13 new school meals. Also, middle-school students will have access to a "top it station," where they can customize their food, and nutrition professionals are working to make a healthier, student-approved cookie.

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Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.)

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