Michelle Obama thinks the children of America are too fat. And she’s right. So she started the Lets Move initiative to solve the problem of obesity within one generation. Part of that initiative is the Lets Move Salad Bars Into Schools programme which is backed by the NFVA (National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance), F3 (Food Family Farming Foundation), UFPA (United Fresh Produce Association) and Wholefoods.
I was asked if I wanted to donate my time to the campaign and agreed to do so as I think this is one of the more important issues of our time. The White House recently changed school nutrition standards, doubling the amount of fruits and vegetables required at schools. Many school districts are either unaware of the benefits salad bars can bring to their students, or have been unable to afford the basic equipment needed.
Banana grower owned Turbana Corporation and local supermarket, Price Chopper have donated four salad bars in the New Windsor area of New York. Publicist Eva Fedderly and I drove ninety minutes north of NYC to the Vails Gate Elementary High Tech Magnet School last week to co-ordinate (on her part) and photograph (on my part) a press event held to show the effect the salad bar at Vails Gate has had on the students and publicize how more schools can get a salad bar through Let’s Move! Salad Bars to Schools.
This is a great initiative and one that is crucially important for the future of our society. So we all need to support it in whatever way we can. So donate time and/or money to this excellent cause. I have. So you can too. It doesn’t matter how large or small that contribution is, it will make a difference. And this was my contribution that day: