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Beyond the Salad Bowl... Can Vegetable Variety Be Trendy?

Beyond the Salad Bowl... Can Vegetable Variety Be Trendy?

The Romaine lettuce scares have left grocery shelves bare and salad bowls lacking lately. The need to look at another option for green leafy vegetables has hit schools hard, too. Suppliers struggle to deep up with the demand for Romaine-free leafy greens with limited inventories of other lettuces. So what options are there to provide deep green vegetables? A variety of veggies can fit the need. Several of these vegetables have been trending in popularity - so the time is right to offer them as new alternatives!

Are You a Wellness Champion?

Are You a Wellness Champion?

The deadline is looming… are you ready? The “deadline” in question is the date for Local School Wellness Policy Compliance – June 30, 2017. All Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that participate in the USDA reimbursable meal programs must fully comply with the requirements of the final Local School Wellness Policy (LWP) rule by June 30, 2017.