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First Graders Hold Food Truck Fair In Alumni Dining Hall

The Lausanne Dining Hall is known for providing students, faculty and parents with amazing meals on a daily basis.

On Thursday, it was home to about a dozen food trucks. But these weren't your regular food trucks. Something made these special.  

Lausanne first graders set up a Marketplace and Food Truck Festival in the alumni dining area to go along with what they had been learning. In the classroom, they had been studying how the system of economic exchange impacts communities.

For the marketplace, students had to create food and non-food products with herbs to sell. The storefronts were cutouts of food trucks and each food truck had an herb theme such as basil, parsley, oregano, mint, thyme, and cinnamon.   

The students made business plans with inventory and marketing and were also in charge of figuring out their profit.

As food truck vendors, they also took responsibility during the marketplace to make sure guests were greeted, drinks were passed out to customers, money was managed and the food was prepared. 

At the end of the day, it was a hands-on experience the first graders said was both fun and educational.