Through its “Healthy Schools, Healthy Minds” program, Produce for Kids helped celebrate the addition of a salad bar at Sunset Park Elementary School in Miami.
The Oct. 16 event was part of a program involving many groups, including Publix Super Markets Inc., Lakeland, Fla., and the United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C.
The Sportacus and Bean characters from “LazyTown,” on the Sprout TV channel, interacted with students and sampled the salad bar with students and shared with them the importance of eating vegetables, which they call SportsCandy, according to a news release.
“Through the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative, schools like Sunset Park Elementary are able to offer healthier choices for their students at lunchtime,” said Produce for Kids founder John Shuman, president of Shuman Produce Inc., Reidsville, Ga., in the release. “Putting fresh fruits and vegetables in front of children offers them the ability to make proper decisions and helps them to build lifelong healthy habits."