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Why Should Schools Have Salad Bars?

Why Should Schools Have Salad Bars?

Over ten years ago, when I was the Director of Nutrition Services at Berkeley Unified School District, I implemented Salad Bars in every school in the district for all of our K-12 students. When I began the program, there was a fair amount of “push-back.” I heard statements like; “little…

The Facts About Salad Bars

The Facts About Salad Bars

How to win over naysayers and show them it can be done

By: Beth Collins

These days, it’s a lot harder to argue against using a salad bar in a school program than it once was. The USDA has backed salad bars as one of the most efficient ways schools can meet…

Get A Salad Bar in Your School Faster!

Get A Salad Bar in Your School Faster!

Fundraising on your own behalf

by: Emily Miller

At Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S), we are dedicated to donating salad bars to U.S. schools so that every child has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables. We encourage school districts nationwide to apply for one (or more!) of our salad…

Developing Fresh Relationships with Local Producers

Developing Fresh Relationships with Local Producers

Stocking Your Salad Bar

By: Beth Collins

The winter has been very persistent where I live up in the northwest corner of Michigan’s mitten, but right around this time I start dreaming of planting seeds and gardens. Our farmers, however, have been working their winter plans since their last harvest of the…

Laying it on the Line

Laying it on the Line

Vegetable and Fruit Placement for your Salad Bar

By: Beth Collins

In our last blog we discussed salad bar location ‒ where it’s placed within the lunchroom. Before the hot line? Integrated into the service line? After the hot line? Before the POS? Every school site is different and presents different challenges…

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

When a district is first considering reconfiguring their menu planning to include a salad bar (aka “harvest”, “veggie,” “fruit and veggie,” and “garden” bar) the concept alone is very attractive. Why? The salad bar assists in meeting the vegetable subgroup requirement, it offers that coveted “student choice” we always talk…