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Salad Bars to Schools

Salad Bars to Schools (SB2S) is a granting program that provides schools and districts with salad bar equipment and support, such as Cambro bars, camchillers, and technical assistance.

See how our signature program ties into our Theory of Change here.

Salad Bars to Schools

Salad Bars to Schools (SB2S) is a granting program that provides schools and districts with salad bar equipment and support, such as Cambro bars, camchillers, and technical assistance.

See how our signature program ties into our Theory of Change here.

With 31 million children eating school lunch everyday, school meals play an important role in kids’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Incorporating salad bars into school lunches can increase children’s consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Schools with salad bars offer a wider variety of vegetables and fruits, and students can choose from that variety what they want to put on their trays. Through these early, positive experiences, students develop palates for a lifetime of healthy eating.

With 31 million children eating school lunch everyday, school meals play an important role in kids’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Incorporating salad bars into school lunches can increase children’s consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Schools with salad bars offer a wider variety of vegetables and fruits, and students can choose from that variety what they want to put on their trays. Through these early, positive experiences, students develop palates for a lifetime of healthy eating.

In 2010, the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity endorsed the use of salad bars in schools. The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 also supports increased consumption of vegetables and fruits. This Act increased serving requirements for produce and added new requirements for legumes and vegetable subgroups. Salad bars are a great way for schools to meet these fruit and vegetable requirements while offering variety. Check out the Salad Bars to Schools 2013 Salad Bar Evaluation Executive Summary & Infographic for more information on the benefits of salad bars.

Salad Bars to Schools partners with school districts across the country to ensure that school districts have access to the equipment and resources needed to implement a salad bar.

SB2S offers:

  • Grants for school districts to implement salad bars and enable schools to offer students a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Planning, implementation, and educational resources for salad bars (you’ll find these resources in the Salad Bars section of The Lunch Box)
2,820,500

children

5,879

salad bars

2,820,500

children

5,879

salad bars

Program Targeted Outcomes

1

Increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis

2

Assist with implementing operational changes to support salad bars

Program Details

School districts participating in the NSLP apply through our SB2S website. Approved schools will be added to our Donate a Salad Bar page. Once fully funded, the salad bars will be ordered for shipment to the school(s). Learn more about the application process here.

Program Details

School districts participating in the NSLP apply through our SB2S website. Approved schools will be added to our Donate a Salad Bar page. Once fully funded, the salad bars will be ordered for shipment to the school(s). Learn more about the application process here.

Salad bar grants (approx. $3,283 value) include the salad bar, camchillers for keeping food cold, and food pans. These 6-foot, five-well Cambro salad bars are appropriate for locations that serve at least 100 reimbursable meals daily.

Salad Bar Resources

How to Apply

Eligibility

Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible to apply for a salad bar grant. Schools/districts must offer the salad bar as part of the reimbursable meal.

As a managing partner of Salad Bars to Schools, CAF helps school districts through the application, fundraising, and fulfillment processes. For questions regarding salad bars, please contact us at saladbargrant@chefannfoundation.org.

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