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Salad Bars: A Successful Menu Planning Tool

Salad bars offer a unique way to help school nutrition programs meet the new meal regulations. They make it easier for schools to provide the required vegetable subgroups and fruit servings. By offering a wide variety of colorful, attractive produce, students are encouraged to select and consume more healthy choices. Salad bars also help to create happy, satisfied customers. In other words, salad bars offer a win-win combination for your school meal program. This webinar reviews the various requirements necessary for successful implementation of salad bars in schools. Topics covered include portion size, salad bar set up, menu production records, point of service, and food safety. Ideas, resources, and handouts will be provided.



Webinar Handouts

Suggested USDA Professional Standards Crediting Information

  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000) 
    • Training Topic: Menu Planning (1100)
      • Learning Objective: Plan menus that meet USDA nutrition requirements for reimbursable meals, including calculating meal components (1100)
      • Instructional Time: 1 Hour

You can find more suggested USDA Professional Standards crediting information by viewing our downloadable resource here.