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Purchase Salad Greens and Help Bring Salad Bars to Schools


If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say “eat greens first” or “eat as close to nature as possible” … It’s no secret that a well-made salad heaped with greens is a great way to fuel your day with micronutrients. These ideas are the bedrock of all the programs offered by Whole Kids Foundation®: School Garden GrantsHealthy Teacher Training and … School Salad Bar Grants.

When you purchase a package of salads greens with the brand “Whole Foods Market®” on the front, a portion of your purchase is donated to Whole Kids Foundation. In 2015, more than $145,000 was raised to help schoolchildren make healthier choices every day through this program. That means that Whole Foods Market shoppers made it possible to donate 50 salad bars to US schools with their purchase. When you buy our greens, you’re helping spread the love of greens to our nation’s kiddos! Next time you visit Whole Foods Market stores, make the choice that helps kids make healthy choices too, and purchase “Whole Foods Market Exclusive” packaged salads in mixes like baby spinach, baby kale, arugula, spring mix, etc!

We’ve got just the recipe to get you started! Use the baby kale from the “Whole Foods Market Exclusive” packaged salad to make this nutritious treat and know that your purchase is growing healthy kids!

Rainbow Kale Salad Recipe

Huge appreciations to the Global Perishables Team at Whole Foods Market for their passion in bringing edible education to a schools through this program. To learn more about the programs from Whole Kids Foundation please visit www.wholekidsfoundation.org and for activities and worksheets to help make healthy conversation easy with your kids, visit our Whole Kids Club, for great worksheets like “Eat greens first” and “Eat a rainbow.”