April 26, 2016 – Dozens of BCSD students, parents, and staff had the opportunity to try a variety of healthy snacks and meals during the annual BCSD “Spring into Health” event at Garza Elementary School, hosted by the District’s Nutrition Services Department.
“This is an event where the students have the opportunity to taste the food and receive information about how to be healthy,” said Brenda Robinson, Nutrition Services Director.
After their taste tests, students chose the foods they liked to help Nutrition Services create new menu items for the schools. Aside from District recipes, food vendors were invited to share their healthy meal ideas with families.
“We are sharing our organic snacks, with no artificial color, flavors, and no synthetic additives. We are offering clean and healthy foods,” said Dianna Kilgore, Food Service Specialist at General Mills.
The event not only helps the District plan meals at school, but it also helped parents come up with new ideas for creating new and healthy recipes at home.
“I am here to taste the food and learn new ideas on how prepare new dishes for my kids,” said parent Sara Santiago.
BCSD Nutrition Services plans to host the event again next year.