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Start the School Year with Improved Tools & Resources

Roll out your salad bars and serve up fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Chef Ann Foundation has been supporting salad bar implementation as part of the reimbursable meal long before the USDA made fruit...Read more

Back to School — and Back to the School Lunch Debate

Chef Ann Cooper brings us back to school in her U.S. News & World Report blog by highlighting three schools that are meeting...Read more

Research and Case Studies

Making the Case for Healthy, Freshly Prepared School Meals

This report of is part of a suite of materials from the Center for Ecoliteracy. It illustrates how healthy school meal...Read more

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Ask Ann a Question

We installed a salad bar, but aren’t seeing the participation that we expected or need. Advice?

We suggest marketing your salad bar program through a special event like a Rainbow Day to grow interest among kids. Funding opportunities like our Mission Nutrition grant can support your efforts to increase participation.

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