Hello, I am Garrett Koch. I am 11 years old and in the 5th grade. I go to John R. Downes Elementary. Just about a week ago my school received a salad bar from the Produce Marketing Association.
My mom works for PMA, which is right down the street from my school. I think it would be very cool if other produce companies locally would donate salad bars to other schools around Delaware so more and more kids have a healthy choice about what they eat for lunch like I do.
I think the salad bar is a great addition to the school. It has a lot of healthy fruits and vegetables, including my favorite, the tomatoes. Plus with the salad bar you get part of the five servings of fruits and vegetables you need a day. I do think they should add cucumbers to the choices of toppings. Now I have a decision to make at lunch "do I want a healthy salad or a not as healthy food platter?" Most of my friends get the salad. In fact, most of the kids in my school get a salad which is really amazing. I think eventually more schools will get a salad bar in the future.
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