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Hollandia Produce donates three salad bars to Santa Barbara area high schools

In cooperation with The United Fresh Foundation's Let's Move Salad Bars to California Schools campaign to donate salad bars to 350 California schools at the upcoming United Fresh 2013 convention in San Diego, Hollandia Produce LLC, based in Carpinteria, CA, announced the donation of three new salad bars to the Santa Barbara Unified School District.

saladbarSan Marcos High School parent and Hollandia Controller Ellen Seyle (right) examines a newly installed salads bar with Santa Barbara Unified School District Director of Food Services Nancy Weiss at San Marcos High School. (Photo courtesy of Hollandia Produce)The three new fully equipped salad bars will be utilized in the cafeterias at Dos Pueblos High School, San Marco High School and Santa Barbara High Schools. By donating these salad bars, Hollandia hopes that students will develop healthy eating habits and influence their parents to purchase fresher produce at the grocery store, according to Pete Overgaag, chief executive officer of Hollandia.

Let's Move Salad Bars to California Schools supports Team California for Healthy Kids, a program started by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to increase access to fresh foods and salad bars. United Fresh and its membership is collaborating with the California State Department of Education to achieve these shared goals.