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Salad bars surge in D.C. schools

Salad bars surge in D.C. schools

« Keeping You in the Dark on Tap Water Contaminants | Main Salad bars surge in D.C. schools September 9, 2011 By Alex Formuzis, EWG V-P for Media Relations Local bok choy and baby spinach, a mesclun mix with mandarin oranges and broccoli florets topped with Asian chicken strips. No, it's not the lunch menu at Chez Panisse, the influential organic restaurant known for serving up healthy and local cuisine. It's part of Monday's lunch menu at 27 Washington, D.C. public school cafeterias. These lunchrooms are striving to get young people hooked on healthy foods by offering new salad bars to students. The menu changes are part of a campaign launched by Jeff Mills , the food service director for the D.C. school system, to improve the diets of kids, especially those who live in neighborhoods without stores and farm stands selling fresh produce. According to the federal Centers fo...

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