Yummy or Yucky? Time to sound off on school food

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – While it may not be as difficult as getting a reservation at a hip downtown restaurant, Chesterfield County Schools are asking you to reserve your spot at its first-ever school food tasting fair.

The county is serving meals it will consider for the 2014-15 school menu and wants your help before making any decisions.

“About 30 items will be served at the Food Fair, including healthier and less-processed foods,” Chesterfield County Public Schools Community Relations Officer Leigh Ann McKelway said. “So much food will be available that families can think of the Food Fair as a free supper!”

Menu items available for tasting include:

  • Cucumber and tomato salad
  • Sweet and sour broccoli
  • Mushroom and Swiss burger
  • Asian chicken taco
  • Cinnamon breakfast roll
  • Italian green beans
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pizza
  • Whole-grain cookies

The first tasting fair is March 27 at Clover Hill High School (Click here to register).

The second tasting fair is April 2 at Thomas Dale High School (Click here to register).

Both tasting are free and open to families with children in Chesterfield Public Schools.

“Families are asked to sign up for just one time period,” McKelway said. “Families can register up to four people; at least one parent must accompany elementary and middle school students. Details about potential allergens will be posted at each food station.”

Anyone who needs more information can call 804-743-3717.


  • snogale

    As someone who goes to glen allen high school after the lockdown, i got food poisoning, and the food is terrible, they need to fix it now!

  • Belsma

    My child has not purchased lunch from CCS in over 3 years. She says it’s nasty and she is not a picky eater. She would rather pack a spinach salad and a half a sandwich than eat anything from the cafeteria. She will purchase milk or some side items from time to time though. Guess they are losing money from kids packing rather than buying. Can’t see her purchasing any of the items above either. Cannot beat moms mac n cheese and a burger not grilled? Come on now. :) She may go for the breakfast roll depending on how old it looks. :)

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