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SCS students pick menu items for next year

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From whole grain wraps to pizza and an assortment of juices, a few lucky kids representing schools across the district put their test buds to the test. From whole grain wraps to pizza and an assortment of juices, a few lucky kids representing schools across the district put their test buds to the test.
Food vendors from across the country set up at Colonial Middle School doing their best to impress the critics. Food vendors from across the country set up at Colonial Middle School doing their best to impress the critics.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Mystery meat may no longer be on the menu at Shelby County Schools. That is because the district is giving students the opportunity to pick what is served at lunchtime.

From whole grain wraps to pizza and an assortment of juices, a few lucky kids representing schools across the district put their test buds to the test.

The best part? Well, for parents anyway, is that the options the kids tasted Friday were healthy, too.

Overton High School junior Keosha Jones knows the important of having both healthy and good tasting food at lunch.

"We want inner-city kids to get healthy foods because we don't have no way to get that, and our food is processed and not that good and not that fresh," said Jones.

Her favorite part of the taste test was the fruit.

"Here we have peaches and pineapples and here is two different types of papaya in it," added Jones.

Food vendors from across the country set up at Colonial Middle School doing their best to impress the critics.

The tasty healthy combo works for sixth grader Alfonso Lambert, too.

"I noticed that in most of them, it's like, whole grain and different, but it tastes the same," he said.

That means the 2014 Food Show has been a success and Shelby County Schools students should not only have full tummies next year, but they will have had a say in what is put into them.

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