Information for Schools
Be part of part of the salad bar movement!
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is a national campaign to connect donors and schools with the goal of giving away free salad bars. All schools - both public and private - that participate in the National School Lunch Program are eligible.
Resources for Schools
- Missouri Schools Nutrition Fact Sheet
- Information about the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools program
- Talking points for discussing salad bars with decision makers
- Facts about salad bar use in Missouri schools
- A brochure explaining the benefits of salad bars
(this is a great tool to use when asking for a salad bar)
- Additional information
Missouri School Salad Bar Success Stories
- Columbia Public Schools
- Crane R-III School District
- Kirksville R-III School District
- Waynesville R-VI School District
- Normandy School District
How does it work?
Across the country communities are working to improve children’s nutrition by helping bring salad bars to schools. Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools offers local businesses and other organizations the option of donating to a general fund or to donate all or part of the cost of a salad bar to the school of their choice. Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools then matches schools to donors.
How do I apply for a salad bar?
To receive a salad bar, schools or school districts complete an online application at the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools website. Signatures of your Superintendent and Nutrition Services Director are required. You may apply to receive a salad bar for every school in your district or for individual schools. Schools who have received the HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze, Silver or Gold distinction have higher priority for getting their salad bar.
For more information, contact the Missouri Fruit and Vegetable Coordinator, Pat.Simmons@health.mo.gov.