Sun World International, Bakersfield, Calif., and Pandol Bros. Inc., Delano, Calif., are donating salad bar units to Stonecreek Junior High School in Bakersfield.

The donation was part of the Salad Bar in Every School campaign from the United Fresh Produce Association. The campaign is a way for everyone in the produce industry — from growers to marketers — to get involved with reducing childhood obesity.

“The salad bar program is a creative way to give our students choices at lunchtime that will increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables and will provide a platform for education about healthy eating,” said Panama-Buena Vista Unified School District nutrition services manager Marilou Onaindia in a news release. “We are aiming to help our students develop healthy eating habits that they will take beyond the lunchroom and into their daily lives both now and as adults.”

Sun World and Pandol Bros. donate salad bars to junior high

Courtesy of Sun World International

Stonecreek Junior High School in Bakersfield, Calif., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 23 to commemorate two salad bars donated by Sun World International, Bakersfield, and Pandol Bros. Inc., Delano, Calif. Present were school officials from the high school and school district, plus Dave Dever (second from left), chief executive officer at Pandol Bros; Al Vangelos (fourth from left), Sun World chief executive officer; Jeff Oberman (fifth from left), vice president of United Fresh Produce Association; and Harvey Hall (center), Bakersfield mayor.