To help increase access to fresh produce, RAMP launched a salad bar program in 2010. Salad bars stocked with fresh vegetables are now available to students during their lunch at all six public schools in Martin County. Students have responded well to the program and are excited to have fresh produce for lunch.
Food security is about more than just getting enough calories--it is about eating well to live well. RAMP provides nutritional education and grocery shopping tips that are implemented at the school level. These sessions make food fun and engage kids in making their own healthy eating choices. RAMP also runs Family Fun & Food Nights. These events bring parents, educators, and students together in a fun environment that fosters nutrition education, cooking, grocery shopping tips and healthy lifestyle choices.