June 2017
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Tour de Fresh Supports FCPS Salad Bar s

Fairfax Families Can Donate to Team Members 
 
The Tour de Fresh , a 275-mile, 3-day cycling event will take place in California July 25-27 with EIGHT cyclists riding for salad bars in Fairfax County Public Schools!
 
The event is organized by the California Giant Foundation and supports the national Salad Bars to Schools initiative which has provided salad bars to over 5,000 schools nationwide over the last six years. The Tour de Fresh has raised funds for 150 of those.
 
The 50 participants of the Tour de Fresh, now in its fourth year, are produce industry cycling enthusiasts, passionate about child nutrition and ensuring all students have access to fresh fruits and vegetables every day at school. Each of the 50 cyclists selects a school district to support from a "salad bar waiting list" provided by the Salad Bars to Schools initiative.

Cyclists raise funds from businesses, colleagues, family and friends and now the Fairfax community can support our riders by selecting one of the links below. Regardless of the rider you choose, the funds come back to FCPS for salad bars.

"The support of events like the Tour de Fresh and Salad Bars to Schools enables us to fully realize our goal of having salad bars at every FCPS elementary school," says FCPS Nutrition Services Director Rodney Taylor, "We're very grateful to these riders, who are so passionate about getting more fresh fruits and vegetables onto our students' plates."
 
Take a few minutes to view the Tour de Fresh video to learn more about the event, then click to donate to our Fairfax team! Thanks to our riders:
 
Joey Bruno, Tanimura & Antle | Jonathan Sinclair, Enza Zaden | Homer Mejia, Western Precooling | Rick Enrico, Fruit Growers Supply | Matthew Vetter, Tessemae's | Ty Burns, PMA  | Paul Sheid, Ocean Mist Farms | Jeff Bruff, Rock Garden 

Fairfax County Public Schools currently has 20 salad bars across the district.  Of these 20, seven salad bars were funded by the Salad Bars to Schools initiative, through donations made by United Fresh Start Foundation, a founding partner of the
Salad Bars to Schools initiative and a member of the Tour de Fresh organizing committee.



Real Food for Kids is committed to collaborating with school communities to elevate the quality and character of school food; develop and deliver programs that advance literacy in nutrition and health; and engage students, parents and schools in building a culture of health that spreads to their homes and communities.