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Perishable Pundit special edition on school salad bars

Kids getting food from a buffetAs the nation and California prepare to celebrate their annual Ag days (March 19 and 20), the produce blog The Perishable Pundit has issued a special edition with a series of reports on school salad bars. It highlights the United Fresh Produce Association’s campaign to increase their numbers, called Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools.

The Planting Seeds blog will follow this up tomorrow with a feature on school salad offerings and healthy meals in its ongoing Growing California video series, and then on California Ag Day (the 20th), we will be introduced to the world’s largest school lunch tray, which will dispense healthy meals to several hundred school children. It’s a perfect time for the salad bar concept to generate new momentum. Long may it run.

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