OHIO Statewide Taste Test Event!


Take a Taste Banner

Kids are creatures of habit, with a reluctance to try new foods. They’re more likely to take a bite of something new, rather than take a whole serving. A taste test event is a fun, pressure-free way to introduce bite-sized samples of new food items!

We’ve declared February as “OHIO Taste Test Month.” Join us in creating a statewide taste test event. Our goal is to reach ten thousand students. Help us achieve our goal and register today!

By registering, you will receive a Taste Test Toolkit, complete with recipes, stickers and promotional materials you’ll need to get started. Recipes include: slaws/salsa, dips/spreads, fresh combinations and spices.

Event Registration

To receive your Taste Test Toolkit, click on the “Register Today” button in the top left corner of the blog site. If you are using our mobile site, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the “Register Today” button. If you are having difficulty registering, or are unable to register, please contact us at Ohiosmarterlunchrooms614@gmail.com.

Event Resources

  • Purpose. Taste test events are beneficial for both students and cafeteria staff. Introducing new food items and identifying preferences is the key! You can find the many benefits associated in our  11 Reasons to Hold a Taste Test Event blog post.
  • Increasing Participation. The idea is to implement strategies that build interest. Check out our Taste Test Getting Started Guide to identify prime, place and appeal techniques to peak the interest of students.
  • Sampling and Recipe Ideas. Need help with taste test sample ideas? We’ve created a list of Suggested Sampling Ideas collected from various schools. Recipes are also included!
  • Event Materials. We offer a wide variety of free, downloadable event materials. Click on our Taste Test Event Resource page for stickers, posters and feedback card templates.
  • Evaluation and Measurement. Success of your event can be measured through appropriate documentation.  Download our Taste Test Event Evaluation Form and track your progress!
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  1. Food Factor Wheel adds a Spin to Taste Test Events | OHIO Smarter Lunchrooms

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