Schools balance nutrition, taste in creating menus

04/5/2013 | USA Today

When considering whether to serve food items in school cafeterias, nutrition professionals ask "can we afford this, is it good for them, does it meet all the new food requirements ...," said Serena Suthers, director of school food and nutrition services in Prince William County, Va. However, another key question nutrition professionals nationwide are asking is whether students will eat the food if it is available. Some districts are hosting student taste-testing events to help them create healthy menus that are appealing to students.

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