Hy-Vee, Dole donate salad bars to Iowa schools

Donation part of nationwide anti-obesity initiative

BOONE, Iowa — A supermarket chain and a fruit and vegetable company are donating salad bars to schools to promote health eating.

Hy-Vee and Dole announced the donation of five salad bars in the central Iowa area at the United Community School in Boone, as well as schools in Centerville, Fairfield, Denison and Shenandoah. The donation was part of the First Lady's Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative, which has donated more than 1,440 salad bars to schools across the country.

"Education and experience go hand-in-hand in the development of good eating habits," Hy-Vee assistant VP produce operations Jason Sheridan said. "When children have the chance to sample fresh fruits and vegetables at school, they're more likely to ask for them at home. This is a wonderful example of how schools and businesses can work together to create healthier communities."

 

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