WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, joined Wednesday by fellow U.S. Reps. Sam Farr and Frederica S. Wilson, introduced the Salad Bars in Schools Expansion Act.
The legislation establishes a new program to provide training, technical assistance and placement of salad bars in elementary, middle and high schools across the country
“Currently, one-third of the children in the United States are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. As a parent, I understand the importance of teaching our children how to eat healthier, and it is our responsibility to help reverse this dangerous trend. Salad bars have proven to be an effective and affordable way to make school lunch more nutritious,” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said.