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Can you help this kid eat more salad?

By Rebecca Joerres, August 15, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Rebecca Joerres
Think kids don't like eating healthy? Think again! We found the ever-elusive veggie-loving kid deep in the heart of Texas. He eats salad for breakfast! He substitutes cauliflower when broccoli isn't readily available! He thinks eating nine servings of vegetables is all in a day's work. And he'd love to have a salad bar in his school cafeteria. Help us make it happen. Whole Foods Market is partnering with Chef Ann Cooper to provide healthy salad bars to schools across the country. We are jumpstarting the movement by raising money for a salad bar in at least one school in the communities surrounding each of our stores in the U.S. That's almost 300 schools! Maybe all kids could turn into veggie lovers! Last year, Whole Foods Market joined the School Lunch Revolution to help raise money for The Lunchbox. The Lunch Box is an online free toolkit for all schools, and is packed with solutions to help transform the usual school fare into healthy and delicious meals. Join us to raise funds to help put a salad bar in 300 schools by January 2011. Learn more about the Salad Bar Project. Donate at the register or online.




Mr Fussy says ...
It is indeed refreshing to learn that "Whole Foods Market" has partnered with renowned Chef Ann Cooper, and that her "works" <a href="http://www.fussy-shopper.com/" rel="nofollow">as seen in stores</a> all around the country will also be available at Whole Food Market locations. Her high nutritional creations are a wonderful addition to the schools in those communities! Thank you for your very insightful and visionary leadership in this area of healthy nutrition!
08/15/2010 8:30:35 AM CDT
Breeda says ...
What a great kid and he likes vegetables
08/16/2010 8:39:05 PM CDT
screwdestiny says ...
That kid is awesome! Half the adults I know don't know what bok choy is, let alone any children.
08/17/2010 1:36:09 AM CDT
GeorgeAnn Dukes says ...
Wonderful demonstration! Thank you, Connor!
08/17/2010 2:26:49 PM CDT
Deacon Maccubbin says ...
I think we're going to see Connor hosting his own cooking show on TV some day! :-)
08/18/2010 2:59:07 PM CDT
Brandon May says ...
I'm glad I wasn't the only kid who loved eating vegetables!
08/18/2010 4:25:13 PM CDT
livingincali says ...
There's a boy in Cali that LOVES vegetables and eating healthy in general. Not consuming foods with HFCS, sticking to foods of 9grams of sugar or less unless it's a special occasion and has NEVER had fast food. He also believes we shouldn't eat gmo foods. It's not just about making the food available, but reprogramming the parents as well as the kids, (just look what Jamie Oliver encountered), but also about cleansing the palette. Once the kids are able to taste the true flavors of fresh organic veggies they'll be sold. I personally hate peas, but I'll eat them off the vine in a garden in a heart beat. But it does need to be made AVAILABLE. Definitely. =)
08/18/2010 7:19:27 PM CDT
Neha says ...
My preschooler loves broccoli and I thought he was the only boy! We're still working on other raw veggies aside from cucumbers and carrots so I definitly support the salad bar in schools idea!
08/19/2010 7:55:41 AM CDT
Leslie Bauer says ...
Great to see this boy talking up veggies; but where was the protein?? He looked a bit pale to me-hope he is getting enough calcium too. Please make certain that when putting in a salad bar that there will be protein options for kids. They need to have ALL the fats too! Oh, no soy, corn or canola in the dressings PLEASE...
08/24/2010 1:15:30 PM CDT
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07/14/2011 11:20:42 PM CDT