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Taste Test Tuesday

Lisa Runiono,   Hurricane Town Elementary School
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
Taste Test Tuesday

The Fuel Up to Play 60 leaders met and decided to have a Taste Test Tuesday event. Kroger's donated the fresh pineapple and parent volunteers helped with cutting the pineapple. Many students had not tried fresh pineapple and did not know what the fruit looked like without being processed. The FUTP 60 leaders created individual voter cards, a classroom voter card, and delivered all the samples to the classrooms. The classroom tasted the fresh pineapple and voted thumbs up or down if they liked it. Then all classroom votes were tallied for an overall poll. After tasting and tallying all the classroom votes, the result was that the majority of the students liked fresh pineapple.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

All students in the school were involved. The FUTP 60 team leaders delivered all the fresh pineapple for the students to try. Each student voted, and FUTP 60 leaders collected the results of the poll.

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

We plan to have other healthy items to taste, to continue Taste Test Tuesday.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We accomplished our goal by having all the students taste fresh pineapple. We exposed some students to a healthy treat that they have not had before.