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After taste test, Hillsborough schools add new items to menu

Hillsborough County schools have spiced up their menus this year, sprinkling new foods in with the usual pizza and PB&J sandwich staples. In a June taste test, students were invited to rate dishes such as fish tacos and sweet potato fries. Nutrition experts used the results to add affordable, healthy and tasty cafeteria options, said student nutrition marketing specialist Ginain Grayes. Some of the meals still need improvement: The turkey roast's accompanying mashed potatoes and the cheese tortellini's marinara sauce didn't make the cut yet. And if you're craving something else, students will have another opportunity to evaluate new menu items again this summer, Grayes said.

Accepted

, Sweet potato puffs

•Cinnamon apple grilled cheese

•Pigs in a blanket

•Curry chicken with oriental rice

•Buffalo chicken pizza

•Southwestern egg roll

•Panini sandwich with soup

•Sweet potato fries

•Breaded okra

•Asian chicken mini twins

•Buffalo chicken flat bread

Rejected

, Fish tacos

•Omelette with hash brown

•Teriyaki beef rice bowl

•Pasta salad

•Taco tenders

•Veggie spring roll

Under review

, Turkey roast with potatoes

•Cheese tortellini with marinara sauce

After taste test, Hillsborough schools add new items to menu 12/02/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 2, 2010 3:30am]

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