Brussels Sprouts a Surprising Hit

This week, all four Rabun County public schools participated in the monthly taste test hosted by Northeast Georgia Farm to School. A week before the taste tests, the middle school after school students learned about the nutrition of Brussels sprouts as well as how and where they are grown.  They made posters to promote the taste test which were then posted around the school.  One said: “Try Brussels sprouts! Don’t be scared!”.  We all know Brussels sprouts come with an unfortunate stigma, but with the collaboration of the School Nutrition Director, cafeteria managers, cafeteria staff and a fantastic crew of local volunteers, the Brussels sprouts stigma was broken. The volunteers arrived early to chop the Brussels sprouts and the cafeteria staff cooked them, steaming them for four minutes, then baking for five.  With the help of butter, parmesan cheese and vegetable seasoning the Brussels sprouts were a hit, pleasing even the most hesitant participants.

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