Discovery of Video on YouTube Results in Free Salad Bars for Ten Schools
Thanks to the power of social media, the United Fresh Foundation announced at a press conference this week that HEB ISD schools would receive ten of the total 100 salad bars to be gifted (funded by 60 donor companies) to schools throughout Texas as part of the Let's Move Salad Bars to Texas Schools initiative in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let Move!
CNS Director Mary Beth Golangco Ratzloff, District Webmaster Carolyn Marcantel, HEB Council of PTAs President Amy Powell and son Ryan Powell were invited to speak in favor of the initiative and officially receive the salad bars. The video, conceived by Marcantel, was originally created and uploaded to the District's YouTube channel to promote the success of the District's first salad bar at Bedford Heights Elementary and was subsequently discovered by United Fresh which directly guided their decision to award the salad bars to HEB ISD.
In the coming year, eight more elementary schools will open salad bars. Bell and Trinity High Schools will also open larger full-sized salad bars. The elementary schools are as follows:
• Harrison Lane
• Hurst Hills
• Oakwood Terrace
• Shady Brook
• Shady Oaks
• West Hurst
The following schools already have salad bars in operation:
• Bedford Heights
• Meadow Creek
• South Euless
• Donna Park
• River trails
CNS hopes to provide salad bars to the remaining four elementary schools in the future and are actively seeking funding.
View more photos from the press conference in Dallas here.
See the news interview with South Euless student Ryan Powell and mom Amy:
Watch video coverage of the conference from United Fresh TV: