“The pressure to serve more fruits and vegetables comes from the USDA and from our customers, too. Making our salad bars more exciting to the children in every grade level helped greatly increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. The total poundage of fresh produce used in the 2010- 2011 school year was 1,512,624. The next school year, the total poundage was 2,036,839. That’s a 26 percent increase of total fresh produce. “In the summer of 2011, we decided ...

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