UPDATED: Union expects deal to return school salad bars - The Packer

UPDATED: Union expects deal to return school salad bars

06/25/2013 10:20:00 AM
Mike Hornick

Assuming the issue gets resolved, the Monterey Peninsula district will start the coming school year with six salad bars and have them installed in all 11 elementary schools throughout the year, he said. Secondary schools, which are undergoing lunchroom redesigns, will have salad bars the following year.

Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin, vice president of community development at Taylor Farms, welcomes the prospect of a resolution. She has raised funds for salad bars through the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation, Salinas, Calif.

“The superintendent and the nutrition director are extremely confident the salad bars will be reinstated,” she said. “(The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District) has made a commitment and they’re actually going to expand the program.”

The clash, D’Arrigo-Martin said, put salad bars in the spotlight.

“It proved that salad bars are important to the schools,” she said. “The kids were upset, the parents were upset. They want them.”

“They are wildly successful,” Albert said. “The kids like them a lot.”

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California  |  June, 27, 2013 at 08:36 AM

This really puts the spotlight on the union which has used the children as human shields. Robert Cummings is very kind to himself and the union when he says that they support the salad bars 100%. His words certainly don't match their actions. They deserve the PR nightmare that they have created for themselves. More than that, they should be ashamed of themselves.

Idaho  |  July, 01, 2013 at 03:24 PM

Charlie nailed it dead on! How long will it take for the American people to wake up and gain some sense? Isn't it about time that we do the right thing?!!

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