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Freshway Foods has contributed $2,500 to the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign, to fund the equipment for a salad bar in one of more than 1,200 schools that have applied for support from the program.
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is a grassroots effort of the Food Family Farming Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Produce Association Foundation and Whole Foods Market, in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative.
“We are proud to support this worthwhile child nutrition cause,” said Dan Purdy, Freshway’s VP of sales and marketing. “Salad bars not only encourage increased consumption of fruits and vegetables among children, but they provide the foundation for a lifetime of healthy meal decisions, too.”
The goal of Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is to install 6,000 school salad bars by the end of 2013. Currently, the program is focused on placing salad bars in Texas schools after concentrating on Florida schools in 2011.