NYC Department Of Education Debuts 1,300 School Salad Bars

In partnership with Century 21 Department Stores and The Bernard Group, New York City's Department of Education and children's nutrition education media company Super Sprowtz will bring healthful salad bars to 100 elementary schools in New York City.

On Tuesday, September 30, Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy and White House Chef Sam Kass will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony at M.S. 129 Academy for Independent Learning and Leadership in the Bronx to celebrate the launch of the program.

Super Sprowtz and the New York City Department of Education will subsequently introduce the program to 1,300 schools across all five boroughs over time.

"You really can't underestimate the power of storytelling," said Radha Agrawal, Founder and CEO of Super Sprowtz. "We are so thrilled that the New York City Department of Education, Century 21 Department Stores, and The Bernard Group have so enthusiastically supported this project and brought our salad bar program into the first 100 elementary schools. It is support like this from thoughtful organizations who are taking a stand around health and nutrition for the next generation that will really change the game around childhood obesity."

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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.