The program's website states that organizers aim to "significantly increase salad bars in schools across the country until every child has the choice of healthy fruits and vegetables every day at school."
Schools and school districts must apply for the grant that pays for the salad bars. Once awarded, the chosen schools receive a 6-foot salad bar package. (See attached photo.)
The Gwinnett County schools with salad bars on order through the program are:
- Knight Elementary School
- Osborne Middle School
- Snellville Middle School
- Summerour Middle School
- Sycamore Elementary School
- Woodward Mill Elementary School
- Nesbitt Elementary School
- Trip Elementary School
- Winn Holt Elementary School
- Suwanee Elementary School
- Cedar Hill Elementary School
- Chattahoochee Elementary School
The application process is currently open for additional salad bar grants. Any K-12 school district participating in the National School Lunch Program may apply.
So far, more than 2,600 salad bars have been awarded through the program, and about 1.3 million children have been served.
Click here for more information on applying.
Click here to learn how to donate to the program.