We would like to congratulate Buncombe Elementary School from ROE #02 for being awarded the “Let’s Move Salad Bars 2 Schools” Grant! This was a nation-wide, nongovernmental grant provided by the National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, The LunchBox.org, United Fresh, and Whole Foods Market. There were 514 salad bars given by this grant. Three southern Illinois schools were awarded this grant. They include Buncombe Cons School Dist #43 in Buncombe, Carterville High School, and Giant City School in Carbondale.
A salad bar is a great opportunity to provide fruits and vegetables to students.
Contrary to popular belief, salad bars are not extremely cumbersome to maintain or prepare. With a little guidance from these resources, you can have a smooth sailing salad bar program that the whole school will love! It is incredibly rewarding to offer fresh foods in your cafeterias.