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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 schools in the county. You can see these fresh fruits in vegetables this school year in every school!

Two girls 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.


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






  • 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.