Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
The goal of Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) is to increase student’s consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables by donating salad bars to schools. To date, salad bars have been donated to 4,000 schools nationwide benefitting more than 2 million students every day. LMSB2S is a strategic initiative of the United Fresh Start Foundation and complements our nutrition policy goal to increase children access and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.
School salad bars increase student’s fruit and vegetable consumption, introduce them to a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and help them develop healthier eating habits. Salad bars are an easy way for schools to meet the new school lunch nutrition standards, which double the amount of fruits and vegetable served daily, emphasize a colorful variety, and require students to take at least a ½ cup serving of fruit or vegetable at lunch.
The United Fresh Start Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, Whole Kids Foundation and Chef Ann Foundation are founding partners of LMSB2S which supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the lead federal agency for LMSB2S.
Apply for a Salad Bar
It’s easy for school districts to apply for salad bar(s)! Visit SaladBars2Schools.org and complete an on-line application.
For a list of schools waiting to receive or that have received a salad bar and to learn how you can support LMSB2S and the United Fresh Start Foundation, contact Andrew Marshall, Director of Foundation Programs and Partnerships, at 202.303.3407.