Ready Pac provided samples of its Cool Cuts Salads to a New Jersey school Jan. 23.

Irwindale, Calif.-based Ready Pac contributed its salads to reinforce the importance of eating healthy through the school’s Salad Day program.

“We want to recognize the leadership of New Jersey and the Voorhees County School District for their pioneering efforts to help curb the childhood obesity crisis by making a variety of healthy school meals available to students,” said Tristan Simpson, Ready Pac’s director of marketing and corporate communications.

New Jersey school foodservice directors have been working to apply strict federal guidelines to school meals. Deborah Zee, director of food services, Voorhees Township public schools, organized the event to increase parental awareness of healthy student meals and snacks.

“We could not have asked for a better day. The kids loved the salads,” Zee said in a news release. “I think if more schools would try a day like we just had they would see how much the students eat and enjoy healthier offerings like salads.”