Eat Your Greens to Give Some Green

With the 2012-2013 school year now in full swing we’ve all been thinking about how to give our kiddos healthy lunch options while at school.  I have a SUPER exciting program to tell you about that I think is FABULOUS! Whole Foods Market has partnered with the organization Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools  to help our kiddos get the nutrition they need during the school day. This is a real labor of love for both organizations and this weekend they are looking for some help…

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I remember back when I transitioned from elementary school to middle school {just a few years ago, mind you.} My middle school in Colorado, just that year had received a new salad bar. For the first time in my school career I had some lovely veggie options and I was in heaven.  I’m naturally a veggie girl anyway, but for some reason eating a salad that I had the opportunity to create myself, at school, was in my 12 year old mind… pretty cool.  The salad bar was the pride and joy of the lunch ladies as well.  It sat prominently in the middle of the cafeteria and surprisingly enough I would say 75% of the 6th, 7th & 8th grade students ate from the salad bar.

As the years have gone by and I am a Mother rather than a student, it has saddened me to see the quality of food that is being served in the schools at times. I wish my girls had a good healthy salad bar that they could turn to at lunch help give them the healthy nutrition they need to power through the rest of the day.  Sometimes it’s hard to pack fresh foods from home, because they just don’t travel well. As a nation we can see that our kiddos are paying the price for this.

Whole Foods and Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools have stepped up to help remedy this situation with their Eat Your Greens to Give Some Green day at Whole Foods locations in Southern California, Hawaii, Arizona & Las Vegas. For every pound of food sold in the Whole Foods salad and hot bars on Sunday, September 9th they will donate $1 to the Whole Kids Foundation to fund salad bar grants for schools all over the area!

If you live here in Las Vegas, Southern California, Arizona or Hawaii head on over to Whole Foods this Sunday to help raise money so our kiddos to have some healthy, natural options during their school day. Together we can make this happen!

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This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market

 

Comments

  1. says

    ya i didmt know they did this! It reminds me of Jamie Oliver’s food revolution. It’s awesome they’re trying to get more healthy foods in schools!

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