Two Schools, Two Recipes … Lots of Fun

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
—Mahatma Gandhi

Students in a Colchester High School health class recently prepared fresh tomato salsa and peach-pineapple salsa and then teamed up with students at Malletts Bay School to conduct taste tests. Fun!

The results? Out of 324 MBS Ospreys surveyed, 195 of them liked the fresh tomato salsa, and 118 liked the peach-pineapple salsa.

This MBS Osprey approves of the CHS salsa

This MBS Osprey approves of this salsa sample



(The CHS health class also recently spent time at Shelburne Farms as part of their study; if you missed that article, you can read it here. And you can find a comprehensive discussion about this health class and its objectives here.)

CHS students serving up the salsa samples with a smile

CHS students Devan Chambers and Brona Kilburn serving up the salsa samples with a smile

(To see more pictures of the students, please visit Ms. Laquerre’s “Food: From Soil to Stomach” class blog here.)

CSD’s food service team collaborated with our students, and not for the first time. Students in this class have been invited to work alongside the CHS kitchen staff in the past, and MBS students have conducted taste tests in past years, as well. All five schools work to build upon the existing positive momentum and to implement additional improvements; students’ voices are heard, and our personnel demonstrate that they respect input from people of all ages and welcome partnerships in the true spirit of progress.


This exploration and discovery speaks directly to some of the Colchester School District Vision and Strategic Plan 2012–2017’s pathways, including Pathway A: High Standards, Expectations, and Individual Engagement for All Learners; Pathway C: Learning Outside Our Four Walls; Pathway E: Parent, Community, and School Partnerships Among Lifelong Learners; and Pathway F: Wellness-Oriented, Balanced, and Healthy Learners.

For more information, please contact CHS at 264-5700 or e-mail Melanie Laquerre (

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