Foodcorps Taste Test Guide


The FoodCorps Taste Test Guide supports FoodCorps service members in leading taste tests in schools. It includes key considerations when planning and leading a taste test, such as utilizing volunteers and connecting with school nutrition staff. Topics also include tips for choosing recipes, methods to engage students in taste test voting, and utilizing taste test results.

The Guide features 27 recipes that highlight 8 products: carrots, corn, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, kale, apples, and sweet peppers. These recipes have been developed to feature fruits and vegetables available in multiple regions, in various seasons, that could be grown in a school garden or are fairly affordable if purchased by local farmers. The recipes section of the Guide includes “Educator,” “Cafeteria,” and “Home” handouts that feature fun facts, nutritional benefits, and produce variety information.