St. Albans City School strives to offer taste tests to students on a regular basis. Tasting can occur in the cafeteria and in classrooms. The purpose for offering taste tests is to introduce students to healthy food choices they may be unfamiliar with. We have observed that taste tests often completely change student's opinions about a food item, thereby expanding their palates. Check out the beet chip video below to see a prime example of how well taste testing works.
Beet Chips -Super Popular with Kindergarten Students
Each school year the Kindergarten students experience eating beet chips for the first time. One of the teachers, Tony Lewis, has extensive cooking experience. He breaks out his special slicing equipment (Mandolin Slicer) and processes the beets and potatoes grown by the previous year's kindergarteners on school property.
Almost all the students try the chips.