- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Dole Food Co. and Meijer have donated a salad bar to a Detroit charter school to help encourage students to make healthy food choices.

Cornerstone Health and Technology High School was presented Tuesday with the self-serve salad bar featuring fresh fruits and vegetables.

Salad bars also will be donated to schools in South Bend, Ind., and to Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati.

The donations are part of a partnership with the United Fresh Foundation to increase produce consumption in children in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

New U.S. Agriculture Department nutrition standards for school lunch require schools to dramatically increase the amount and variety of fruits and vegetable served to students each day.

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