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A New Program Is Funding Salad Bars for Public Schools across the Country


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(OPEN):
WHOLE FOODS MARKET
IS TEAMING UP WITH CHEF ANN COOPER, ON A PROJECT THAT WILL FUND SALAD-BARS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.  COOPER EXPLAINS THE PROJECT'S GOAL...

(COOPER):
"
THE TIME IS RIPE FOR 31-MILLION CHILDREN:  WE CAN MAKE THOUSANDS OF SALAD-BARS A REALITY, FOR SCHOOLS EVERYWHERE.  ADDING A HEALTHY SALAD-BAR TO SCHOOL-LUNCH OPTIONS IS THE NUMBER-ONE THING THAT PARENTS AND ADVOCATES CAN DO, TO HELP IMPROVE SCHOOL-FOOD.  THIS IS 'WIN-WIN', FOR SCHOOLS--AND THEIR STUDENTS.
"

(BRIDGE):
MARCI FRUMKIN [AS IN "BUMPKIN"], OF WHOLE FOODS MARKET, EXPLAINS HOW THE PROJECT WORKS...

(FRUMKIN):
"
FROM NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 29TH, SHOPPERS CAN DONATE TO THE 'SALAD BAR PROJECT' AT CHECK-OUT--OR MAKE A DONATION ONLINE, THROUGH 'SALAD-BAR-PROJECT'-DOT-ORG.  THE SALAD-BARS WILL BE DONATED TO LOCAL SCHOOLS, THROUGH A SIMPLE, ONLINE GRANT-PROCESS.  ANY PUBLIC ELEMENTARY-, MIDDLE-, OR HIGH-SCHOOL WITHIN 50 MILES OF A WHOLE FOODS MARKET IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
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(CLOSE):
GRANT-APPLICATIONS FROM INTERESTED SCHOOLS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1ST.  THE ONLINE APPLICATION AND FULL CRITERIA ARE AVAILABLE AT "SALAD-BAR-PROJECT"-DOT-ORG.



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