I eat, on average, roughly seven salads a week—sometimes more. And while that’s a lot of lettuce (actually spinach, in case you’re even remotely curious about my eating habits), it’s also a great way to stay healthy.
Staying healthy is fortunately becoming more and more of a national obsession. Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative to end childhood obesity is just one example of this.
Now retail is supporting the cause (which makes us so happy!).
Publix Super Markets has joined forces with the United Fresh Foundation and Produce for Kids to support the funding of 39 salad bars throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee—while working in conjunction with Michelle Obama’s childhood obesity initiative. The salad bars will impact more than 20,000 students.
And I thought I ate a lot of lettuce.
“Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools” is a public health campaign with the intention of bringing salad bars into every school. The fact that Publix got in on the project is yet another example of the positive impact retailers can have on the greater good.
We would love to see more grocery retailers pitching in to support this cause. In the meantime, big shout-out to Publix for bringing innovation to the way retailers contribute to the world.
How much salad are you eating? Have suggestions on other ways retailers can support this cause? Leave your comments below.
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