Salad Bar Tools & Resources

Tools

Category Name Type Description
Assessment Tool Salad Bar Site Assessment Tool Excel This assessment tool helps the director aggregate all of the required data needed when considering salad bar expansion.
Fiscal, Food Costs Food Cost Projection Worksheet Excel This worksheet helps safeguard your food service fund when undergoing complex program change. This tool can be applied to your budget anytime—even without going through major change—because it creates a realistic measurement for a director to compare actual food cost against budgeted food cost as the year progresses.
Fiscal, Labor Hours Assigned to Hours Worked Worksheet Excel This worksheet will assist in planning labor impact when implementing salad bars.
Fiscal, Labor Meals Per Labor Hour Worksheet Excel This worksheet will assist in planning labor impact when implementing salad bars.
Fiscal, Meal Counts Simple Meal Count Daily Participation worksheet Excel This worksheet will assist in planning labor impact when implementing salad bars.
Handbook Salad Bars Guide PDF This is the lastest update to The Lunch Box Salad Bars Guide, which was first shared in 2012. This downloadable copy includes all the information offered in the Salad Bar section of the website.
Operations Tool Salad Bar Production Record Excel An editable record to use in your kitchens
Operations Tool Salad Bar Temperature Log Sample Excel An editable temperature record to use in your kitchens.
Poster Make a Rainbow at the Salad Bar Today English 18x24 JPG This poster encourages students to "Make a Rainbow" at the salad bar.
Poster Make a Rainbow at the Salad Bar Today English 24x36 JPG  
Poster Make a Rainbow at the Salad Bar Today Spanish 18x24 JPG  
Poster Make a Rainbow at the Salad Bar Today Spanish 24x36 JPG  
Procurement Tool Salad Bar Site Produce Projection Tool Excel This tool can be customized to your salad bar recipe, and assist in a site's ability to planning specific volume order needs for salad bar ingredients.
Salad Bar Layout Tool 4-Well Salad Bar Set-up Template PowerPoint Use these editable templates to design and plan the multitude of salad bar layouts possible using the pan sizes that you currently own or plan to purchase.
Salad Bar Layout Tool 5-Well Salad Bar Set-up Template PowerPoint  
Sign Lettuce Plus 5 - English PDF A reminder to make healthy choices at the salad bar.
Sign Lettuce Plus 5 - Spanish PDF  
Sign Please Use Utensils, Not Your Hands - English PDF A salad bar etiquette reminder.
Sign Please Use Utensils, Not Your Hands - Spanish PDF  
Sign Salad Bar Ingredients List - Bilingual Excel Create, cut, and laminate ingredient signs to help students learn to identify fruits and vegetables at the salad bar.
Sign Salad Bar Menu sign 18x24 PDF This menu sign can be laminated and used daily with a dry erase market to inform the students of your daily selections.
Sign Salad Bar Menu sign 24x36 PDF  
Sign Take What You Want Eat What You Take - English PDF A salad bar etiquette reminder.
Sign Take What You Want Eat What You Take - Spanish PDF  
SOP Salad Bar Procedures Word An editable procedure document to customize for your district.
SOP Salad Bar Standard Operating Procedures Word Standard operating procedures must be updated and specific for salad bar operations at your school sites. This sample provides basic considerations.
Sticker I Made a Rainbow Sticker PDF This sticker can be used as a reward at a Rainbow Days event.

 

Resources

Source Name Description
Boulder Valley School District  RFP Example An example of a Request for Proposal from BVSD.
Cambro Cambro Temperature Retention Report This report shows the temperature retention capabilities of the Cambro "Versa Bar," which is the equipment provided as part of the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools grant program.
Let's Move! Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools Salad bar equipment grant opportunity.
Let's Move! White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity Report to the President, 2010 An interagency task force was created to compile this report that outlines the key facts on childhoold obesity and recommendation and strategies to  address it and bring the US back on track to solve this critical issues. The task force included Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, and Transportation, as well as the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission.
NFL Fuel up to Play 60 Grant opportunity. Up to $4,000 per year is available to qualifying K-12 schools! To receive Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60, you will choose one Healthy Eating and one Physical Activity Play.
ICN Food Buying Calculator for Child Nutrition Programs - Interactive Tool Created by USDA's Team Nutrition and the Institute of Child Nutrition, this calculator tool assists menu planners and those performing procurement tasks by understanding the yield factor of ingredients and calculating how much product is required to produce a specific quantity of servings. Standard USDA serving sizes are provided for each ingredient to assist in meal component analysis.
School Food FOCUS RFP Example A Request for Proposal example from St. Paul Public Schools.
School Nutrition Association Livin' on the Vedge, Cincinnati Public Schools, Jessica Shelly, 2010 Cincinnati Public Schools has been a leader in salad bar implementation. Using a variety of funding sources from Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools to the Fuel up to Play 60 grants, Director Jessica Shelly has brought lots of fresh vegetables and fruits to the students in her district. This presentation tells their story.
UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Riverside Unified School District Farmers Market Salad Bar Program, 2010 This report analyzes the RUSD's Farmer's Market Salad Bar Program with regard to the intent of and how it has been implemented by Director Rodney Taylor.
USDA Memo: Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program, SP 31-2013 Current USDA regulation on the use of salad bars in the National School Lunch Program.
Washington Farm to School SAFE Salad Bars in Schools An excellent guide for school food service, developed collaboratively by Washington State Department of Agriculture, Washington State Department of Health, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Washington State University School of Food Science.

 

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