In 2014 EATS was inspired by the efforts of the then Nutrition Director at Park City School District and wanted to further increase students’ exposure to new foods. We began providing Taste Tests during lunch. These were primarily single item events, where we served Armenian cucumbers, jicama, etc, that utilized peer to peer excitement to bring students out of their comfort zone and encourage them to try something new.
In 2016, the Park City School District (PCSD) wanted to use this idea to promote the new menu items. EATS happily assisted. In 2018, the PCSD is transitioning to take ownership of this program in the hopes it will increase participation and awareness around the new menu items, ensuring the amazing changes they have made are sustainable.
EATS is excited about this change and proud of the legacy we have created.
"The taste tests have inspired conversations at school and at home. Thank you for your commitment to help kids make good choices." – Allie Davis, McPolin parent
"After trying tomatoes at school, my son asked me to buy them!” – Parley’s parent