The campaign to put salads bars in U.S. schools will find tangible and immediate results at the United Fresh 2010 expo in Las Vegas.

The United Fresh Foundation’s campaign for a salad bar in every school, in conjunction with the Sheboygan, Wisc.-based Vollrath Co. and the Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Cambro Manufacturing Co., will donate salad bars to two schools in Pahrump, Nev., according to a news release from the United Fresh Produce Association.

United Fresh initiative donating salad bars to Nevada schools


The salad bars will be donated at a ceremony on April 21 during the United Fresh 2010 convention and expo, according to the release.

The schools receiving the salad bars were identified as Nye County school district’s J.G. Johnson elementary school and Manse elementary school.

“Salad bars are such a simple and effective way to increase children’s intake of fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables,” said Steffanie Smith in the United Fresh news release. Smith is chief executive officer of Hermiston, Ore.-based River Point Farms and incoming United Fresh chairman.
 
“Nye County has wanted salad bars for their school cafeterias for several years,” Lorelei DiSogra, United Fresh vice president of nutrition and health, said in the release. “They feel strongly that salad bars will offer their students a daily variety of fruits and vegetables with their lunch and will increase consumption.”

The United Fresh Foundation’s salad bar initiative was launched in February for the purpose of driving industry donations to provide salad bars to schools to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables in schools.

More information about the effort can be found here.