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HEB Apple Taste Test

By
Kiera Ruck,   Pine Shadows Elementary School
Play:
A Community Taste Test Event
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods,  Community Involvement
HEB Apple Taste Test
The KSHAC students were able to create a healthy taste test station during field day. This station allowed 740 students and 55 parent volunteers to sample 5 different types of apples and vote on their favorite one. It was a huge success and brought awareness to different types of healthy foods and gave students a new favorite snack to eat!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The students were able to create the idea and chose what healthy station they would like to see during their field day. With some guidance, the students decided to create a healthy taste test station and recommended tasting the different types of apples. Once the idea was created the students and adults worked together to reach out to community members, HEB, for donations of the apples. The adults called parent volunteers and picked up the donations.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We accomplished our goal by creating a checklist and following through each step within a given time. Students were expected to do a lot of the planning and helped create station posters, wrote letters to the community, and advertised the station throughout the school day to get the students excited to taste test a secret snack.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

The students were able to try a new snack that many of them had never had before. The voting poster is still hanging in the hallways and adds to many conversations about trying new and different types of fruits and vegetables. The students are super excited about next year's taste test and constantly give me ideas of what they think the secret food should be.