What child wouldn’t want to choose a plate full of fresh fruits and vegetables for lunch? You may be thinking “That’s a crazy question. Which kid would?” But, since we started salad bar Mondays at PHDS, kids are trying all sorts of new things. Ilan said “I never liked ranch dressing and salad before, but Seth told me to try it and it was really good!” Not only the kids but the teachers also enjoy the healthy goodies. Salad bar always has the standard lettuce and veggies but also has yogurt, cottage cheese, and fruit. It’s so fun to watch the kids try things based on the others recommendations. “I always tell them just try a bite, if you don’t like it, you don’t have to eat it. It makes the kids feel less apprehensive to try a new food. Sometimes they will spit it out, but often they are surprised and like it. That always feels good.” (Dina Lunken) Families sponsor the bi weekly salad bar and can request their kids favorite foods to be served. If you are interested in sponsoring healthy eating at our school, try sponsoring our salad bar for $50.