Students complain, salad bar springs up

Thirteen year-old Sarah Lewis never liked the chicken burgers and pizza at her school’s cafeteria. Although they were cheap, they were far from nutritious and anything but local. One day, when the healthiest thing she could find was a preservative-packed Caesar salad, she realized something needed to change.

“Everything I saw was unhealthy. I didn’t want to go out because it was raining, but I also didn’t want junk food for lunch. That’s when it kind of clicked—what if we had another option?” she said.

Lewis brought her desire for healthy lunches to her school’s administration. And after a year of planning, St. Bonaventure’s College, a St. John’s private school, has launched a locally sourced salad bar. The self-serve bar features a colourful array of vegetables and fruits, including carrots, strawberries and broccoli. Everything served is grown locally at Lester’s Farm. Read More…

Laura Howells
Published on May 11, 2015

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