FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2013
Amy Cornell, Health Information Officer
Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Office: (408) 792-5155Amy.Cornell@phd.sccgov.org
Gilroy Elementary School One of First in Santa Clara County to Bring Salad Bars to School Cafeteria
A Unique Pilot Project from Team America California for Healthy Kids
Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, and staff representing: the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Gilroy Foundation, Eliot Elementary School, Gilroy Unified School District, The Health Trust, and Kaiser Permanente.
“Team California for Healthy Kids” salad bar pilot project launch
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 11:30am-12:30pm
Eliot Elementary School, 475 Old Gilroy St., Gilroy, CA 95020
We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us, and “Team California for Healthy Kids” and its partners are working to be sure these healthy foods are made available to young people in our communities, and throughout the state of California. Gilroy is the first city in Santa Clara County to install a salad bar in all of its public school cafeterias as part of a unique public-private partnership, in order to provide all students with a wide selection of fresh produce each and every day.
This pilot project is part of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson's “Team California for Healthy Kids” initiative, which is bringing together a broad array of national, state and local partners to enhance learning by improving the health of students. The initiative’s goals are to promote healthy eating and physical activity throughout the day, and to ensure students have support they need to stay healthy, which includes access to fresh water and healthy foods.