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Real Food for Kids Salad Bar

Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Food and Nutrition Services has partnered with Real Food for Kids™ to bring salad bars to all 141 elementary schools in the county. FNS opened the first 19 salad bars during the 2016-2017 school year and will phase in about 30 a year for the next four years.

Kids getting fresh food from the salad bar

 

 

Salad bars offer a variety of nutritious choices every day and encourage children to consistently build meals based on a foundation of colorful fruits and vegetables. Science-based research proves that changing fresh food access and availability in school settings has a direct correlation to wellness. Incorporating salad bars is a strategy that models healthy eating and reinforces positive behaviors.


School environments have unparalleled potential to impact the lives of students by utilizing service models that are conducive to healthy eating. Ultimately, salad bars have the ability to transform school nutrition since they provide the underpinning link between foodservice, nutrition education and wellness, the classroom and beyond.

 

Please scroll down to see which schools will be opening salad bars and increasing student access to fresh fruit and vegetables during the 2017-2018 school year, as well as other resources on the Real Food for Kids Salad Bar.

 

Schools with a new salad bar can send this Salad Bar flyer home to inform parents of the new cafeteria options for their child.

 

 

 
 

 

Salad Bar Implementation Schedule 2017-2018. Young girl sitting at a table eating fruits and vegetatables
School Region Opening Date
1 Annandale Terrace ES 2 9/7/2017
2 Mount Eagle ES 3 9/13/2017
3 Clermont ES 3 9/20/2017
4 Kent Gardens ES 2 9/27/2017
5 McNair ES 5 10/4/2017
6 Oakton ES 1 10/12/2017
7 Centre Ridge ES 4 10/18/2017
8 Bucknell ES 3 10/25/2017
9 Great Falls ES 1 11/1/2017
10 Rolling Valley ES 4 11/15/2017
11 Crestwood ES 3 11/29/2017
12 Shrevewood ES 2 12/6/2017
13 Clearview ES 1 1/10/2018
14 Groveton ES 3 1/18/2018
15 Ravensworth ES 4 1/24/2018
16 Cherry Run ES 4 2/1/2018
17 Floris ES 5 2/7/2018
18 Lemon Road ES 2 2/14/2018
19 Deer Park ES 5 2/22/2018
20 Marshall Road ES 1 2/28/2018
21 Fort Hunt ES 3 3/7/2018
22 Forestville ES 1 3/14/2018
23 Little Run ES 5 4/5/2018
24 Rose Hill ES 3 4/11/2018
25 Woodley Hills ES 3 4/19/2018
26 Mantua ES 5 4/25/2018
27 Hunters Woods 1 5/2/2018
28 Cameron ES 3 5/9/2018
29 Brookfield ES 5 5/16/2018
30 Flint Hill ES 1 5/23/2018
31 Franklin Sherman ES 2 5/31/2018

Resources:

  • Find teacher and student presentations, salad bar etiquette guides, and more in the Healthy Living Resource Folder
  • Sample Menu—please see Nutrislice once your schools implements to see revised menu.