Durango School District Receives Salad Bar Donations

Durango Receives Nine Salad Bars

The Durango School District 9-R was the recipient of nine salad bars as part of the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative.  Between the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee and Potatoes USA, all nine of the salad bars that the district needed were donated.  Students and staff alike were excited about the new salad bars and the new lunchtime opportunities they provide.


Students Love Their New Salad Bar

Linda Weyers and Savannah Schlaufman traveled to Florida Mesa Elementary School in Durango where one of the brand new salad bars was donated to visit with students and staff.  The students were very appreciative of their new salad bar, and gave CPAC thank-you cards and letters to express their gratitude for our donation.  All of these letters and cards are now on display in our office, so be sure to stop by and read all them all!


Helping Students Make Healthy Choices

The newly donated salad bars will allow students to select more fruits and vegetables as part of their lunch, which is the goal of the Let’s Get Salad Bars to Schools initiative.   During the visit, Krista Garand, Student Nutrition Services Director for Durango School District 9-R, commented how the salad bars would encourage their students to eat healthy during lunch.  CPAC is very proud to be a part of this initiative and will continue “Raising the Bar” at schools across the nation!