Mater Gardens Academy hosts Academica Food Expo

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 0 Comments

Mater Gardens Academy hosts Academica Food Expo


On February 6, The Academica Food Expo Show was held at Mater Gardens Academy from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The exposition featured over 30 different food vendors that displayed an array of healthy gourmet style food samples for possible inclusion in next year’s school lunch menus. 

About 600 students were transported at different hours during the day to explore the innovative items. Cheney Brothers, the food distributor, brought over 16 food service companies and gave the “professional tasters” the opportunity to voice their opinion and evaluate the food samples based on taste preference. 

“Student leaders had the opportunity to voice their input and coordinate the event,” said assistant principal Pilar Fernandez.

After completing the tastings, students were able to use a Quick Response Code (QR) to answer a survey and provide instant feedback. The event was a success, with fun activities, raffle prizes, dancing, face painting and music. 

The Mater Gardens Student Council and Lighthouse Team assisted with information to all of the participating schools. Students and staff are hopeful and excited to see their choices make it to next year’s school menu.


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