According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children in the United States are still not eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. Bayer has been a leading supporter of the Salad Bars to Schools program.
By providing children with access to a salad bar at school, they can easily choose from a variety of fresh produce and find what they like best. A salad bar puts a focus on fresh fruits and vegetables in the lunch line, argues Jenny Maloney, Food Chain Sustainability Manager at Bayer. However, while there is growing awareness of the health and educational benefits the salad bars can have on the kids, many school districts in the U.S. are often unable to afford the basic equipment needed to adopt this strategy.
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