Information for Supporters

Salad Bars to School

Support the national Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative!

Every child deserves to have a choice of healthy fruits and vegetables every day at school. In Missouri, most schools do not have the resources to purchase the equipment that makes this possible, but businesses and individuals across the state are stepping up to the challenge.

How can I help my local school get a salad bar?
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools does the work for you. Only schools that have demonstrated a commitment to put the salad bar to use will be granted a salad bar.

Visit the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools Website and select “Donate Now” at the top of the page. You have the option to donate to the general Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools fund, or you can search for schools in your area. If you do not see your school/school district on the list, encourage them to apply today. One salad bar is $2500, which covers all equipment needed to use the salad bar including utensils, containers and cutting boards as well as shipping costs. Consider the impact: when a school that serves 800 students uses this salad bar just one day a week, 28,800 meals per school year are served. If all 800 students use the salad bar, that is only $0.09 per meal. Over three years, that is only $0.03 per meal!

Resources for Supporters

Missouri School Salad Bar Success Stories

For more information, contact the Missouri Fruit and Vegetable Coordinator, Pat.Simmons@health.mo.gov.