At Food Fair, Chesterfield County Public Schools families help decide what is served in cafeterias

The Chesterfield County Public Schools Food Fair is SOLD OUT.

Yum? Yuck? You decide at the Food Fair! Chesterfield County Public Schools invites students and parents to taste food being considered for school lunches and breakfasts. Feedback will help shape next year’s menus.

The school system has scheduled its second annual tasting fair for March 25 at Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane. There will be two seatings: 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. This free event is open to all families with children in Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Families who participate in the Food Fair have a real impact on school menus. Because students and parents gave high marks at last year’s Food Fair to the Asian chicken salad, taco, Southern barbecue chicken salad and less-processed chicken tenders, those items are now being served in Chesterfield County school cafeterias.

Dozens of bite-size samples will be served at this year’s Food Fair, including healthier and less-processed foods. Here are just a few of the foods that will be offered: Tex-Mex and Asian food stations with personalized samples, oven-toasted flatbread, roasted vegetables, house-made spaghetti with meat sauce, pizza bagels, mini stuffed bagels and mini French toast. So much food will be available that families should be sure to come hungry to the Food Fair!

In addition to food samples, the Food Fair will include displays about farm-to-table efforts, nutritional information and more.