Table 2.

Steps for Conducting a Taste Testing Lesson With Elementary School Children

(1) Hand out taste testing forms and explain directions to each child. Explain that we will taste each item together, and after you taste the food, circle either “thumbs up,” “thumbs down,” or “thumbs to the side.”
(2) Hand out the plates to each child with one piece of food on each plate, and a little Light Ranch dressing.
(3) Go through the foods and bring visuals of the foods the kids are eating: cucumber, yellow squash, broccoli, carrots, and whole grain crackers.
(4) Determine the class favorite food and tell the kids all of these foods can be purchased at the grocery store.
(5) Remind the students to choose most foods from the outside part of the grocery store and only some foods from the inside aisles.