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Organic1 says ...
I love the idea of making school lunches more healthy but nothing will change until the FOOD SUPPLIERS are changed. If schools continue to go through their regular suppliers, kids will continue to be fed the same chemical-laden/nutrition-poor food they have been fed in the past. Whole Foods, up the ante...provide the FOOD or start contracting with schools to provide the food. I teach in a public school and I teach the difference between conventional food and organic in my biology classes. Kids can't utilize this knowledge when the choices they are offered are ruled by the government's dollars. "Be the change you wish to see in the world." ---Ghandi
10/08/2010 1:59:53 PM CDT
bepkom says ...
Not yet. The grant application process is open until November 15th. Schools will not be chosen until that window has closed and all applications have been reviewed and processed. We will be doing that during the end of November and December, with an announcement publicly slated for January!
11/02/2010 2:35:07 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Cynthia I reached out to Nona Evans, Director of the Whole Kids Foundation, and here is her response... "Any school that participates in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply for a salad bar grant at www.saladbars2schools.org. The key is to gain the support of the district's Food Service Director, they are the decision maker and support system for individual schools in a district. What we recommend is starting a conversation with the principal at your local school. If a salad bar is something they support, then it's best for them to escalate the request to the district level. The other option as a parent or community advocate is to approach the school board. There are some great tools available to learn about salad bars and other ways to improve school lunch at www.thelunchbox.org. Organizing a "Take Your Parents" to Lunch day is also a great way to build community support for change. There is a toolkit available here: http://www.myhealthyschool.com/lunchday.html "
01/25/2012 1:49:28 PM CST
Cynthia Knerr-Eftimiu says ...
I didn't see Los Angeles Unified School District on the list of eligible schools. How do we become eligible. Cynthia Knerr-Eftimiu
01/23/2012 1:16:13 PM CST
Erin Williams says ...
Hi, I would like to find out how can my daughter's school apply to receive a salad bar thru whole kids.
09/14/2012 1:25:38 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ERIN- You can find more information about salad bars in schools on the Whole Kids Foundation website at http://wholekidsfoundation.org/saladbars.php.
09/14/2012 4:36:44 PM CDT
Maya Mirabal says ...
03/07/2013 12:35:20 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@MAYA - You can find more info about the salad bar application process at http://saladbars2schools.org/guidelines.
03/08/2013 3:35:31 PM CST
Jonaka Young says ...
Application for grant salad bars
07/19/2013 1:26:15 PM CDT
Karen Frick says ...
I'm a phys.ed. Teacher trying to improve our students lunch eating habits. We are a Catholic school with very little money and would love to have a salad bar. Unfortunately, our school can not afford this and was wondering how we could make this happen?
08/27/2013 7:19:56 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@KAREN - You can find updated info about school salad bars at http://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/schools/programs/school-salad-bars.
08/27/2013 12:06:22 PM CDT
Derrick Gallentine says ...
Being a very involved and empathetic educator at Summit Academy Community School in Painesville, Ohio, I have listened to and witnessed the lunch program provided and feel after many outcries for better food options the students of THE PRIDE would love a healthier option such as the Salad Bar Program from Whole Foods. My students are the source for this information and feel it is pertinent that Whole Foods, and ONLY Whole Foods, be the resource for healthier and more sustaining meals.
09/19/2013 10:24:36 AM CDT
Corinne Ching says ...
Wondering if we could still get some help. We are less than 2 miles from our Wholefoods in Kailua but are a budding private school really needing a salad bar. Could Wholefoods still help in some way? Pls. advise. Thanks!
03/07/2014 5:54:08 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CORINNE - You can find info about how to apply for a garden grant at https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/schools/programs/school-garden-grant-program.
03/11/2014 12:18:30 PM CDT
Lynn Dombrowski says ...
I think its a great idea that you are trying to put more salad bars in schools. My district is considering them for a healthy option for our kids.
05/07/2014 10:29:07 AM CDT