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US Schools Replacing Ham Sandwiches with Salad Bars

November 22, 2010 by Alyssa Anderson in Health Care

Expectations are that on Monday Michelle Obama will be announcing a healthy initiative in the nation’s schools with the addition of as many as 5,000 salad bars placed around the country. The First Lady appears undaunted by some questions regarding how local health inspectors will react to the alternative for schools, and there is a feeling that problems could arise from the USDA nutrition-tracking rules which will need to be implemented.Despite the hesitations and uncertainties White House officials such as Sam Kass joined together with the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention to build a support network with representatives from the produce industry and the director of nutrition services in Boulder, Colorado schools Ann Cooper. These leaders teamed up with the giant natural food chain store Whole Foods to raise and estimated 1.4 million dollars from their customers to create a grant program which will support the establishment of the salad bars in schools which qualify.

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About Alyssa Anderson

Alyssa Anderson has been involved in the world of business on several levels for many years. She was the CEO of a start-up high-tech company until its purchase by a global on-line e-business. Alyssa helped formulate marketing strategies for several other companies as an independent consultant, and she has advised local government on methods to achieve appropriate fiscal responsibility. Her opinions are well known through her many editorials which have been published throughout her career in a variety of local and national print media. She has been heard on radio discussing current issues affecting the business community and Alyssa hopes to bring her special brand of commonsense coupled with uncanny insight into her editorial responsibilities as the Business Page editor for Left Justified. Contact Alyssa at alyssa(at)leftjustified.com.

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