Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Salad bar program makes it into one Soledad school

The Soledad Unified School District partnered with the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation to bring one salad bar to the Soledad High School cafeteria.

Grower-Shipper’s Foundation works with local food service directors to help find effective solutions to getting more fresh produce into school cafeterias.

“Our foundation is committed to the idea that every child should have access to healthy food options. We see ourselves as a bridge between schools and the agriculture community to benefit the health and wellness of the next generation.” said Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin, President, Grower-Shipper Association Foundation. “We are fortunate to have partners throughout the grower shipper community who value our mission, and through that support, have allowed our organization the ability to bring resources to schools throughout the region.”

Salad bars have become commonplace in schools after the launch of "Let's Move Salad Bars" inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative.

According to the Center for Disease Control, the Let’s Move Salad Bar to School program had delivered nearly 4,000 salad bars to school across the nation ad of Dec. 2014.

And now Soledad high has its own salad bar. Hopefully the rest of the schools will follow!

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