I gave the Food Services Director of my children’s school the information she needs to apply for a grant to be chosen for an opportunity to have a FREE salad bar put into our school. I hope she fills it out. I’d do it, but it can only be completetd by the Food Services Director. I’m crossing my fingers! To apply, your school needs at least 100 reimbursable meals. I don’t know if our school meets that criteria or not, but she will!
Below is a blog i found on Whole Kids Foundation website that sites the positives of this.
Celebrate Farm to School Salad Bars on October 17!
This blog post was written by the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools team
Watermelon radishes. Little orange tomatoes. Rainbow-colored carrots. Spicy baby greens. These items might sound exotic, but they’re actually examples of locally grown foods served to schoolchildren through the National School Lunch Program. Wonder how schools convince kids to try these delicious, but perhaps unfamiliar, foods? By offering them on salad bars — enticing displays of vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, meats and dairy products that allow children make their own selections.
A Farm to School Salad Bar from Riverside Unified School District
Research and practical experience show that self-serve salad bars increase kids’ fruit and vegetable consumption and help them develop healthier eating habits. These effects are reinforced when schools introduce new foods through lessons in the classroom and the garden. October is National Farm to School Month, and today we’re celebrating schools across the U.S. that load their cafeteria’s salad bars with products from farms, dairies and ranches in their very own communities; you might call them Farm to School salad bars…