Dole Food Company and Hy-Vee Food Stores will be joined by representatives from United Community School to mark the donation of five salad bars to schools in the greater Des Moines area at the United Community School in Boone, Iowa on Thursday, September 13. The salad bars are being donated as a part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative, which has donated more than 1,440 salad bars serving more than 720,000 children across the country to date.
The event will underscore the practical actions schools can take to combat the growing childhood obesity epidemic through healthy lunch options.
As of 2011, Iowa was named the 20th most obese state in the country, according to the Robert Woodruff Johnson Foundation. Research has indicated that the widespread availability and relatively low cost of junk food in schools has contributed significantly to the rise of obesity.
What: Salad Bar Event and Media Briefing to Discuss Childhood Nutrition Initiatives
Who: Marty Ordman, Dole Food Company
Jason Sheridan, Hy-Vee, Inc.
Sara Keehn, Principal and Superintendant, United Community School
Kathy Toms, Board President, United Community School
When: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Where: United Community School, 1284 U Avenue, Boone, IA 50036
Media RSVP and Questions: Jackie <mailto:Jackie> Kahn, 202.538.0128, firstname.lastname@example.org
About United Community School District
United Community School District is located between Ames and Boone on Highway 30. The district is made up of 133 square miles of agricultural, residential and business properties. United, provides a quality education for students through strong instructional skills of the staff, innovative educational opportunities, and by nurturing parent and community partnerships. We have active P.T.O. organizations, and patron advisory boards. Our proximity to Iowa State University also allows us to work closely and share ideas with student teachers, work study students, tutors and professors.
About Dole Food Company
Dole, with 2011 net revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world’s largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen fruit and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research.
Hy-Vee, Inc., founded in 1930, is an employee-owned corporation operating 235 retail stores in eight Midwestern states. In 2011 Hy-Vee recorded total sales of $7.3 billion, ranking it among the top 25 supermarket chains in the nation. The company’s 62,000 employee-owners are dedicated to providing customers with quality products, outstanding values and superior customer service, delivered with Hy-Vee’s famous “helpful smile in every aisle.” For more information, visit www.hy-vee.com <http://www.hy-vee.com> .