Whole Kids Foundation is a member of Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools, an initiative to fund and grant 6000 salad bars to schools across the nation by 2013. In 2010, through the generosity of Whole Foods Market shoppers, $1.4 million was raised to award 564 salad bar grants. Seeing the overwhelming response, Whole Foods Market pledged an additional $1 million to the program. Today, Whole Kids Foundation continues this work by raising awareness and funds and by encouraging schools and parents to experience the difference a salad bar can make in increasing children's consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Brent Elementary, home to just over 300 K-5th graders, received a salad bar for their lunchroom through our Salad Bar Project grant process, and their parent-inspired "Salad Team" is making plans for keeping the energy going when the kids come back to school in the fall.