First Lady, Michelle Obama, is serious about improving America’s youth and their eating habits.
Last Monday she visited Riverside Elementary School, a predominantly Latino school in Miami, to introduce “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools,” a plan that would bring over 6,000 salad bars to schools nationwide.
“Our goal for this campaign is to eliminate childhood obesity, to make sure that kids are eating healthy and getting the kind of exercise they need to be healthy and fit, and to be the leaders that we need you all to be in the years to come,” Mrs. Obama told Riverside students. “If you’re going to change your habits, you’ve got to be ready to try some new stuff . . . trying some vegetables you might not normally eat.”
Only 15 percent of public school cafeterias have salad bars. Why? For several schools, a $2000 investment and upkeep is way too expensive.
The United Fresh Produce Association will be donating 6,000 salad bars to schools in low-income neighborhoods.
– LIANE MEMBIS