Lead Engaging Student Taste Tests

Virtual gatherings for school nutrition professionals focused on building resilient school food systems in California.

About this Series

The School Food Innovator Series is a virtual quarterly gathering designed for members of the California Food for California KidsĀ® Network. This series showcases innovation in school food leadership across the state and fosters connections between Network members and offers peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

About this Session

In this session, we discussed strategies for adapting taste tests for all age groups, engaging students on new menu items and breakfast offerings, and partnering with local farmers to introduce new fruits and vegetables. Thank you to our partners and panelists: 

  • Camille Biazzo, School Nutrition Consultant, LunchAssist
  • Janelle Manzano, Farm to School Program Specialist, San Diego Unified School District
  • Cole Mazariegos-Anastassiou, Farmer and Co-Owner/Operator, Brisa Ranch
  • Jen McNeil, RDN, SNS, Founder & CEO, LunchAssist