For kids at Park Forest Middle School in State College, this wasn't your regular school lunch.
Brett Fields was a taste tester. "I liked it because it had all sorts of taste mixed in."
A team of 7th graders as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program created two healthy choices with the help of area chefs.
Chef Lisa Palermo from The Carnegie House was one and says, "It's good home-cooked food. Put the healthiness aside and just enjoy the fresh food."
They narrowed it down to a chicken and salsa entree and a whole grain pasta alfredo.
Fuel Up to Play 60 committee member Jessie Orndorff says, "I learned that like the more colorful it is, it's really healthy. I didn't know that at first.
Most liked it. "I think they like the noodles and the sauce a lot better than the chicken and salsa, " says taste tester Lucas Gray.
And the winner will soon be a regular here.
The bottom line?
Showing kids healthy eating and living is a good thing!
As team member Even Moerschbacher says, "It gets kids to be more active and just like be more healthy and like not just sitting on the couch at home watching TV."
Head here to find out more details on this active Fuel Up to Play 60 Program.