Whole Foods & You: Putting Salad Bars in Schools #WFMSaladDay

Whole Foods "Eat Your Greens To Give Some Green" program

I remember the first time I heard about a school having a salad bar. I was like “WHAT??” and then thought “why couldn’t we have that when I was in school!”. Did any of you have salad bars in your schools? Do your children have them now? We’ve been homeschooling for a long time, but our three oldest children did attend public school for the elementary years and they didn’t have a salad bar. Knowing how my kids eat salad, they would have LOVED it.

Let's Move Salad Bars into SchoolsThat’s why when I heard about the Whole Foods “Eat Your Greens To Give Some Green” program, I was proud to share it on my blog.

Here’s how the Whole Foods “Eat Your Greens To Give Some Green” program works:

On Sunday, September 9th, Whole Foods Markets in Southern California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Las Vegas will give $1 for every pound purchased from their salad bar and hot bar to the Whole Kids Foundation, which donates the money to fund salad bars school grants in our community.

Whole Foods  "Eat Your Greens To Give Some Green" program

I shop at Whole Foods Markets occasionally, but had never bought from their salad bar before. Today, the family and I headed over to our favorite Whole Foods — right on the Las Vegas Strip in Town Square — to check out their salad bar and grab some lunch. (oh, and bonus, I’m also participating in a Foodie Pen Pals exchange so this was a perfect place for me to pick up some Las Vegas local products.)

Whole Foods Salad Bar

The salad bar is pretty massive at Whole Foods! It really had everything you could want. Just when I was walking and thought “oh, they don’t have artichoke hearts?”, I found them.

Whole Foods Salad Bar

It also had things you wouldn’t usually expect on your average salad bar, like this guacamole that looked great.

Whole Foods Salad Bar - Guacamole

Here’s a photo of my salad — I used organic spring mix, baby spinach, broccoli florets, artichoke hearts, chickpeas, carrots, mushrooms, sunflower seed kernels. On the left in my box is some hummus and pita bread — another item you wouldn’t normally expect on a salad bar. My salad was delish and the kids loved their lunch too.

My Salad from Whole Foods Salad Bar

If you live in Southern California, Arizona, Hawaii, or Las Vegas, I hope you head over to your favorite Whole Foods Market this Sunday (September 9, 2012) to participate in this great program. Salad bars + schools = more fruit and vegetables for children and that’s something I think we can all be proud to support.

Whole Kids Foundation

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market. All opinions are 100% my own.

Comments

  1. says

    What a beautiful post for an amazing cause, Brandie! I LOVE the Whole Foods salad and hot bar… totally wish I could eat there everyday and I look forward to doing so on Sunday {while RTing my favorite Vegas foodie blogger :) which would be you!}

  2. says

    We are Whole Foods lovers at our house too! This is such a great opportunity and so easy to do. I love companies that give back to the community. Thanks for being a part of this goodness.

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