Dairy West awards funding for two-dozen Fuel Up to Play 60 schools
MERIDIAN, Idaho (Jan. 23, 2018)— The Idaho Dairy Council is awarding 24 Idaho schools grants to support their Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives. Hundreds of schools from across the country applied for funding to help them jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Grants awarded for this funding period totaled $80,678. The list of recipients includes:
· American Heritage Charter School (Idaho Department of Education)
· Cloverdale Elementary School (Bonneville Joint
· Collister Elementary School (Boise School District)
· Downey Elementary School (Marsh Valley School District)
· Falls Valley Elementary School (Bonneville Joint School District)
· Filer High School (Filer School District)
· Frontier Elementary School (West Ada School District)
· Hillview Elementary School (Bonneville Joint School District)
· Iona Elementary School (Bonneville Joint School District)
· Kootenai Elementary School (Lake Pend Oreille School District)
· Lincoln Alternative High School (Bonneville Joint School District)
· Meridian Middle School (West Ada School District)
· Midway Elementary School (Jefferson Joint School District)
· Mountain View Elementary School (Boise School District)
· Orofino High School (Orofino Joint School District)
· Pillar Falls Elementary School (Twin Falls School District)
· Rigby Middle School (Jefferson Joint School District)
· Rimrock Elementary School (Bonneville Joint School District)
· Ririe Elementary School (Ririe School District)
· Shoshone High School (Shoshone School District)
· Summit Hills Elementary School (Bonneville School District)
· Swan Valley Elementary School (Swan Valley School District)
· Tiebreaker Elementary School (Bonneville Joint School District)
· Woodland Hills Elementary School (Bonneville Joint
About Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. Customizable and non-prescriptive program components are grounded in research and include tools and resources, in-school promotional materials, a website, youth challenges and rewards and funding opportunities.
The program is designed to help prevent childhood obesity and help youth develop life-long healthy eating and daily physical activity habits. As part of the program, student teams work with adult leaders in each school to make kid-appealing, good-tasting, nutrient-rich foods more available. They also create opportunities for daily physical activity, such as noon walking clubs and after-school sports and dance clubs.
Fuel Up to Play 60encourages kids to get involved and make changes that will help make their schools healthier places. The program reaches youth directly and engages their help in leading and inspiring their friends.
The United States Department of Agriculture, NFL and National Dairy Council are partners in the program, and it is further supported by several health and nutrition organizations: Action for Healthy Kids, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association and School Nutrition Association. Visit FuelUpToPlay60.comto
About NFL PLAY 60
Designed to help tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and fitness with partner organizations like the National Dairy Council. NFL’s PLAY 60 is also implemented locally, as part of the NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. Visit NFLRush.comfor
About the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Under the leadership of President Donald Trump and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, USDA has made significant and transformative investments in the lives of Americans living, working and raising families in the United States. In the area of nutrition, since 2009, USDA has made significant progress in maximizing the ability of our nutrition programs to fight hunger and improve health, while also ensuring that benefits are delivered efficiently and with integrity. USDA’s implementation of the historic, bipartisan Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has led to more than 98 percent of schools meeting updated, science-based nutrition standards for school meals, as well as ensuring that more than 50 million children have access to a healthier school food environment. Visit USDA.govfor more information.
About the National Dairy Council
The National Dairy Council® is the nutrition research, education and communications arm of Dairy Management Inc™. On behalf of U.S. dairy farmers, NDC provides science-based nutrition information to, and in collaboration with, a variety of stakeholders committed to fostering a healthier society, including health professionals, educators, school nutrition directors, academia, industry, consumers and media. Established in 1915, NDC is dedicated to educating the public on the health benefits of consuming milk and milk products throughout a person’s lifespan. Visit NationalDairyCouncil.orgfor more information.
About Dairy West and the Idaho Dairy Council
Dairy West is a USDA-qualified program based in Boise, Idaho, that manages the marketing and promotion work for Idaho’s dairy farm families. A noteworthy evolution in the nationwide checkoff system, Dairy West works side-by-side with the Idaho Dairy Products Commission to help ensure the prosperous future of dairy farming in the west. The Idaho Dairy Council provides nutrition education to the entire state of Idaho as a nonprofit organization supported by Dairy West. The council provides free, science-based nutrition resources to educators, students, health and foodservice professionals and the public via curriculum, materials, funding and nutrition instruction.Visit DairyWest.comfor more information.
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