Posted: Nov 27, 2012 11:10 AM by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News
Updated: Nov 27, 2012 11:11 AM
A Guadalupe-based produce company has donated salad bars to 10 elementary schools in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District.
Apio, Inc. says the salad bars were donated to support Let's Move Salad Bars to California Schools, a special campaign of the non-profit United Fresh Foundation. Apio says the salad bars will benefit 7,000 local students by providing a variety of fruits and vegetables every day at lunch.
The 10 elementary schools receiving salad bars include: Adams, Alvin, Arellanes, Battles, Bonita, Fairlawn, Miller, Oakley, Ontiveros and Tunnell Elementary Schools.
Apio CEO Ron Midyett recently visited Adams Elementary School to see the salad bar.
"Salad bars are an excellent tool to teach students to eat more fruits and vegetables. We are creating tomorrow's consumers; teaching kids to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables as part of their daily diet makes for a healthier community," Midyett said.
Apio has donated 25 salad bars to schools over the last two years.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties