Del Monte and discount grocer Marc’s teamed up to provide self-serve salad bars to three Cleveland-area schools, increasing the fresh produce options for more than 3,500 students.
Though I've not eaten from one, salad bars in schools seem like a good idea to me. A year ago I changed my diet and became a fan of whole foods only. I am thoroughly enjoying it and have lost about 45 pounds. Daily walks in Balboa Park have improved my aerobic fitness and this is the best condition I’ve been in for many years. New knees have helped. They are miraculous.
What if there was a salad bar in all public schools? Would they put a dent in our national obesity problem? I believe they would. I would also like to see "salad grow bars" working in tandem with salad bars in every school.
I'm referring to the type of indoor light stands that I have been using in my lab for the past 17 years. I can grow anything with roots from coffee trees to lettuce along with lots of decorative plants to soothe the soul.
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I am moving back to the east coast and plan to beta test a program to put a STEM-based plant light stand in all public schools. The types I use are far more affordable and functional then those currently on the market for school use. Results since 1998 are powerful evidence of their educational value
The first step is to find one or more high school beta test partners. High school students can become a cadre of mentors for children in lower grades who have the potential to be the generation that stems the obesity problem.
My prior experience in Brooklyn revealed that lower grades science teachers know little or nothing about modern STEM-based plant growing methods like sub-irrigated planters (SIPs). They also demonstrated a lot of interest when I had one-to-one sessions with them.
Most of them were truly amazed and appreciated the program. I believe it is vital that our public education system teach a new generation of young people about “STEM before stems.”
October 13, 2015
Discount grocer Marc’s has teamed up with Del Monte Fresh Produce to provide self-serve salad bars to three schools in Mentor, OH, as part of the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative.
The donations were celebrated Oct. 8 with a ribbon-cutting at Mentor High School in front of the school’s new salad bar. The event brought together school administrators, students and produce and retail grocery executives to celebrate the donations and observe students as they used the salad bar to fill up their lunch trays with fresh fruit and vegetables. Del Monte and discount grocer Marc’s teamed up to provide self-serve salad bars to three Cleveland-area schools, increasing the fresh produce options for more than 3,500 students.
“As part of our commitment to the community, we take great pride in promoting healthy eating habits and increasing students’ access to fruits and vegetables in school lunchrooms,” Marc Glassman, founder of Marc’s, said in a press release. “We’re pleased to come together with our partners at Del Monte Fresh to make this positive, healthy change possible.” Read more...