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Salad Bars and Schools: Grants for Healthier Meal Options

Cambro - Salad Bars 2 Schools ProgramThe USDA latest guideline for schools that participate in national lunch program include an increase in fruits and vegetable offerings, reduced fat content.

U.S. schools provide 5 billion meals every year to K-12 students.

While school foodservice operators continue to provide quality meals at an average cost of $2.58 per meal, offering healthier food choices to meet the USDA guidelines and the capital costs for equipment can be a quite substantial.

Fortunately there are several organizations that can assist with grants to provide schools with much-needed equipment, including salad bars. One such organization is “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools”, a comprehensive public health effort to mobilize and engage stakeholders at the local, state and national level to support salad bars in schools. In the last 3 years, “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools” has placed over 2,800 salad bars in U.S. schools and served over 1.4 million kids.

Info on the Cambro Versa Food Bars – click here. Applications for salad bars can be submitted online here.

Salad Bars in Action

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