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 2019-2020 school year, as well as other resources on the 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.
As FNS continues the 5-year rollout of Salad Bars, many FCPS elementary students are already enjoying fruits and veggies from their Salad Bar. These schools received their salad bars in previous school years.