Katrice Burke is a vibrant and exciting fourth grader. This lifelong learner will go on to the fifth grade next year and says she's looking forward to being a leader…and also next year’s school lunch,
Burke, along with hundreds of students, is trying out new foods for the Food and Nutrition Services fourth annual Food Show.
“We have elementary students in the morning and middle school in the afternoon, and we select a different school every year,” said program director Darlene Moppert. “They come through and they taste at each station food items.”
The items range from Sriracha Chicken salad wraps to barbecue rib sliders and even vegan food. Once students taste the food, they go to the nearest iPad describing their taste.
The choices range from awesome to gross, and these junior food critics didn't take the judging lightly.
School officials say the day is not only a time for kids to try new foods, but to also think more about eating healthy. That's something Katrice says she takes seriously.
“I want to keep my body healthy,” said Burke. “My grandma and grandpa say to me you have to eat healthy. I just can't eat junk food all day.”