Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
Let's Move Salad Bars to MIDWEST Schools
The goal of Let's Move Salad Bars to MIDWEST Schools is to increase children's access and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables by donating salad bars to schools in six Midwest states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Launched in January 2014, Let's Move Salad Bars to MIDWEST Schools is a special campaign of the United Fresh Foundation, under the umbrella of the national Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative. The Midwest campaign continues the United Fresh Foundation's tradition of benefitting children and schools in the region of the country hosting our annual convention, and supports United's 2014, 2015 and 2016 conventions, which will be co-located with the Food Marketing Institute conventions in Chicago.
The Midwest campaign builds on the momentum of United's successful salad bar campaigns in New Orleans, Texas and California that donated salad bars to 50, 100 and 436 schools respectively. The salad bars highlight the produce industry's commitment to improving child nutrition and combating childhood obesity.
The United Fresh Foundation is working with the produce industry, foundations, allied organizations and others to support salad bars for schools.
National Campaign - Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools
The mission of the national Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative is to increase children's access and consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables by donating salad bars to schools nationwide.
Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools supports First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative to end childhood obesity in a generation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the lead federal agency for Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools.
To date, more than 3,000 schools throughout the United States have received salad bars, benefitting millions of school children every day.
School salad bars are an effective strategy to increase students' fruit and vegetable consumption and help them develop healthier eating habits. Salad bars are also an easy way for schools to meet the new nutrition standards for school lunch, which double the amount of fruit and vegetables served and emphasize a colorful variety.
Salad bars are in high demand and generous contributions from individuals, organizations and foundations make it possible for the United Fresh Foundation and Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools to support schools committed to increasing students' fruit and vegetable consumption.
Schools interested in applying for salad bars should visit the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools website, www.saladbars2schools.org.
To make a donation, or for more information about how to support salad bars for schools in your local community, contact Andrew Marshall, United Fresh Team Lead for Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 303-3407.