PIQUA — Piqua High School introduced a salad bar to the lunch menu on Sept. 5. The PHS food service account provided money for the salad bar to be possible, along with the help of Jennifer Garland.
Garland is the Food Service Supervisor for the PCS. She stated, “We did not get a grant or anything like that; I just knew the student body at PHS wanted it, and I had to make it happen for them.”
Garland said, “The salad bar averages 125 students a day; I think there was a little confusion at first because students didn’t realize it counted as a plate lunch.” With the confusion settled, students starting to love the salad bar and the soup that comes along with it!
The plan for the salad bar is based on the success of the bar. “We will keep it running as long as the students have interest in it. The students are our customers, and we want to do whatever it takes to make them want to eat at school,” Garland concluded.
When asked if the salad bar for PHS was always planned, Garland said, “I had been thinking about it since I came on back to Piqua as the food service director; then I had a meeting last year with Mr. Messick and Student Advisory who mentioned fresher lunch options. That made it the perfect timing to try something new.”
Students expressed their appreciation of the addition. Tate Adams said, “Yummy in my tummy! The salad bar is so refreshing and it’s a great idea for next year.” Christian Starrett said, “It’s so good; the soup is the best part.”