Some San Francisco elementary schools plan on opening salad bars real soon. CBS News reports:
According to San Francisco Unified School District, parents and students have been pushing for more fresh food to be available in school lunches, so a pilot program was initiated in three schools last year. The pilot schools performed so well that 15 new schools will have salad bars available this year. Another 10 campuses are expected to open their own salad bars by the end of the school year.(via Urban Sprouts)
The salad bar will provide fresh greens, seasonal raw vegetables as well as fresh fruit and whole-grain breads and muffins, according to the district. The salad bar will be offered with the regular hot lunch at no additional charge.
"This is an important addition to our meals," Ed Wilkins, SFUSD director of Student Nutrition Services, said in a statement. "Not only will students have fresh vegetables at every lunch, but also a large variety to choose from."