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United Fresh donors provide salad bars to school

Member companies of the United Fresh Produce Foundation today donated salad bars to 100 schools in Texas.

The donations will make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to more than 60,000 children, the foundation, the nonprofit arm of the United Fresh Produce Association, said in a news release from Dallas, where United Fresh is holding its annual convention.

United Fresh is a founding partner of the “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools” initiative, which supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation. The initiative’s goal is to donate salad bars to 6,000 schools nationwide by 2013.