Several schools in NE Iowa have seen success with “Flavor Stations” or “Spice Stations” in lunchrooms. The stations are a great way to give students a way to experiment with different flavors for their food beyond added salt, sugar or fat.
When introducing the station, the school resource contact, teacher or cafeteria coach can help introduce the flavors to the students. Students will ask for recommendations. They will also ask each other for advice, and friends will help friends sprinkle if hands are full. Generally, the students are thankful for the options. Most importantly, students are trying new things!
Station Flavors (*Favorites)
Red pepper flakes
Mixed vegetable seasoning
Lemon Pepper seasoning