Congressman: Fight Poverty With ‘A Salad Bar in Every Single School’

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) says a bill will be introduced in the House that will “put a salad bar in every single school in the United States of America.”

Speaking at the Religious Action Center’s ‘Consultation on Conscience’ event last month, Ryan told the Washington D.C. audience about efforts that will help “begin to end poverty.”

“We have a bill we’re going to drop in the next few weeks to put a salad bar – the goal is to put a salad bar in every single school in the United States of America,” Ryan said.

“It starts to paint the picture of the kind of system that we want,” Ryan continued. “Now, we have a lot of school districts in Ohio and across the country 70, 80, 90 percent of the kids in the school will be Medicaid – free and reduced lunch.”