Monday, September 22, 2014, BPS will launch the first salad bar line this school year at the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain. This fall, FNS will pilot salad bar lines at select schools to assess the best models for implementation and the possibility for future expansion. We hope to identify the most efficient service models that allow the most students to enjoy the salad bar during lunch.

CurleyK-8_logoAt the Curley K-8 School the Salad Bar* (free standing salad bar equipment) will be available 2 days a week and a Made‐to-Order Salad Bar Line will be available 3 days a week.**

Salads from the salad bar are FREE to all students when they select a complete meal. Choosing at least 3 out of 5 components (i.e. lettuce + 2 items) ensures a complete, reimbursable meal according to the National School Lunch Program.  The salad bar will also be available to adults for a flat rate of $4.00 per salad.

What makes a complete meal on the salad bar? Follow these 3 easy steps to build your salad:


Options may vary daily based on availability. Choosing at least 3 out of 5 components (components include: fruits, vegetables, meat/meat alternate, grain and milk) will ensure a complete, reimbursable meal.

We hope the Curley K-8 students enjoy a variety of healthy options on the salad bar Monday!


*The Salad Bar equipment at the Curley K-8 School has been provided by the Salad Bars to Schools Foundation, and was funded by the local Jamaica Plain Whole Foods Market.

**Boston Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services Department may temporarily close the salad bar at any time if food safety violations or operational issues arise.