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Rainbow Day Events are fun way to market salad bars in elementary schools by providing different fruits and vegetables with a variety of color and adding adventure to the lunch period! The events have shown an increase in student’s confidence seeking out and trying new foods, opportunities to teach students salad bar etiquette and increase in participation in choosing from the salad bar! Schools that participate receive educational incentives that include large posters with Rainbow Day logo, aprons for cafeteria staff and roll of stickers for the students. A customizable flyer and tool kit are available to food service directors and managers to help plan the event (see below). The flyer helps market the program and the tool kit contain templates such as press release, volunteer to-do list and produce guide amongst other essential items. Stipends of $200 are provided to help defray food cost to purchase out of the ordinary produce for students to taste and try!

NEW! Missouri’s Team Nutrition Program wishes to learn if organized marketing events of school salad bars have an impact on the attitudes and awareness of students towards fruits and vegetables. There are two parts to the survey: a pre- survey and a post-survey with a classroom section and food service section. Each registered elementary school site should complete the survey at least two (2) weeks before the Rainbow Day event and two weeks after the event. Schools will receive the surveys along with the marketing supplies. Thank you to our schools for participating!

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Marketing Events for Salad Bars Show an Increase in Student Participation

  • Healthy Role Modeling at Boone Elementary, Troy SD 2018!
    Healthy Role Modeling at Boone Elementary, Troy SD 2018!
  • Rainbow Days @ Lincoln Elementary, Troy SD 2018!
    Rainbow Days @ Lincoln Elementary, Troy SD 2018!
  • Rainbow Salad Bar @ Wyland Elementary, Ritenhour SD 2018!
    Rainbow Salad Bar @ Wyland Elementary, Ritenhour SD 2018!
  • Thumbs Up for RainbowDay 2018 @ Ritenhour SD!
    Thumbs Up for RainbowDay 2018 @ Ritenhour SD!
  • West Englewood Elementary, NKC Schools give a thumbs up to Rainbow Days
    West Englewood Elementary, NKC Schools give a thumbs up to Rainbow Days

  • Boone-Lincoln Elementary Students look forward to Rainbow Days, Troy R3!
    Boone-Lincoln Elementary Students look forward to Rainbow Days, Troy R3!
  • Dedicated staff at Waynesville RVI work Rainbow Days 2017!
    Dedicated staff at Waynesville RVI work Rainbow Days 2017!
  • Fun times at William Cappel Elementary, Troy R3!
    Fun times at William Cappel Elementary, Troy R3!
  • Healthy Rainbow Day Drawing at St Joseph Catholic School!
    Healthy Rainbow Day Drawing at St Joseph Catholic School!
  • Healthy Rainbow Day Lunch at St Joseph Catholic School!
    Healthy Rainbow Day Lunch at St Joseph Catholic School!
  • Rainbow Day dedicated staff Waynesville RVI SD!
    Rainbow Day dedicated staff Waynesville RVI SD!
  • Rainbow Day Drawing at St Joseph Catholic School!
    Rainbow Day Drawing at St Joseph Catholic School!
  • Rainbow Days at Cuivre Park Elementary, Troy R3 are fun!
    Rainbow Days at Cuivre Park Elementary, Troy R3 are fun!
  • Rainbow Plate at St Joseph Catholic School!
    Rainbow Plate at St Joseph Catholic School!
  • Students enjoy Rainbow Day at Main Street Elementary, Troy R3!
    Students enjoy Rainbow Day at Main Street Elementary, Troy R3!
  • Students look forward to Rainbow Days at Hawk Point Elementary, Troy R3!
    Students look forward to Rainbow Days at Hawk Point Elementary, Troy R3!
  • Waynesville RVI Look at the Rainbow! Spring 2017
    Waynesville RVI Look at the Rainbow! Spring 2017
  • Waynesville RVI Rainbow Day at the Saladbar!
    Waynesville RVI Rainbow Day at the Saladbar!
  • Waynesville RVI Students at the Saladbar Rainbow Days 2017!
    Waynesville RVI Students at the Saladbar Rainbow Days 2017!
  • Rainbow Days at Oakwood Manor Elementary, North KC School District 2017!
    Rainbow Days at Oakwood Manor Elementary, North KC School District 2017!

Resources

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The Lunchbox

Let's Move

Let's Move

Missouri School Salad Bar Resources

This project has been funded at least in part with federal funds from the U.S Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.