This presentation will cover food product development for school meal programs and the aspects related to school meals’ nutritional quality, sensory acceptance, safety, affordability and cultural diversity.
Alexandria White is currently completing her final year of the BSc Applied Human Nutrition Dietetics program at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She started to volunteer for local school breakfast programs in 2019 and held the student volunteer coordinator position in 2021-2022. In her honours project, Alexandria evaluated the sensory characteristics of meals for school breakfast and lunch programs developed at MSVU. She currently works as a Dietetic Technician and will be starting Nova Scotia Health’s Dietetic Internship & Practicum Training Program in the fall.