Tanimura & Antle Donates to School Lunch Programs

Tanimura & Antle, Inc. announced donations to two North American organizations whose work is to offer healthy school lunch programs. Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools will be able to place new salad bars in five schools in the U.S., and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) will give the Freggie Friday In-School Program curriculum to ten elementary schools in Canada.

Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is a public health campaign that provides salad bars to schools across the country; the United Fresh Produce Association is one of the founding partners. The Freggie Friday In-school Program is designed to teach kids about the importance of eating fruits and veggies in a fun and engaging manner.

“We very much appreciate Tanimura & Antle’s ongoing support for Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools. Two of the schools receiving new salad bars donated by Tanimura & Antle are Harvest Preparatory Academy K-12, Yuma, Ariz. and Harvest Preparatory Academy K-3 in San Luis, Ariz. Every day, hundreds of these students will now be able to enjoy more fresh fruits and vegetables during lunch—right in the heart of our nation’s winter lettuce and vegetable growing area,” says United Fresh vice president of nutrition and health Dr. Lorelei DiSogra. “To date, Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools has donated salad bars to over 1,035 schools in 45 states, thanks to generous contributions from companies like Tanimura & Antle,” says DiSogra.

“The Freggie Friday and Freggie Children’s Programs are initiatives that we at CPMA are very proud of. We’re encouraged by Tanimura & Antle’s support which will enable us to continue to challenge Canadian kids and affect behavior change early,” says Ron Lemaire, President of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA).

A fall seasonal packaging promotion on Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuce brought attention to the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s (CPMA) Freggie Children’s Program. This promotion, Salad Smarts, was the fourth seasonal packaging promotion for Artisan Lettuce in 2011 and the first that featured a cause marketing initiative.

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