UPDATE: Salad Bar Donations for NHPS remain at ZERO

New Haven Public

New Haven Public Schools is located in New Haven, CT 06513, with an enrollment of 20800 (46 schools). New Haven Public Schools needs 33 salad bars.
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“Salad Bars are one of the best ways to increase a child’s access to fresh vegetables,” said Chef Timothy Cipriano, Executive Director, New Haven School Food. “We are actively seeking support from local companies and organizations to increase the amount of salad bars in our schools. In season, these salad bars will be chock full of locally grown vegetables supporting our Farm to School Program.”

What is Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools?
Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools is a comprehensive grassroots public health effort to mobilize and engage stakeholders at the local, state and national level to support salad bars in schools. Our vision is to significantly increase salad bars in schools across the country until every child has the choice of healthy fruits and vegetables every day at school. Food Family Farming Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance and United Fresh Produce Association Foundation to support First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative. The goal of the Initiative is to fund and award 6000 salad bars over the next three years. Learn more about how to get support for bringing a salad bar to a school in your community at this website.
Why Salad Bars?
Both academic research and actual experience in schools across the country are increasingly demonstrating that school children significantly increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables when given a variety of choices in a school fruit and vegetable salad bar. When offered multiple fruit and vegetable choices, children respond by trying new items, incorporating greater variety into their diets, and increasing their daily consumption of fruits and vegetables.
The benefit of salad bars in schools extends beyond the healthy foods consumed during the breakfast or lunch hour. Increased daily access to a variety of fruits and vegetables provides a personal experience about choices that can shape behavior far beyond the school lunch line. Children learn to make decisions that carry over outside of school, providing a platform for a lifetime of healthy snack and meal choices.