69 Midwest Schools Awarded Round Four Fuel Up to Play 60 Funding

Midwest Dairy Council awarded $116,844 to 69 schools in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and eastern Oklahoma, to support their Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives as part of round four funding. The funding, provided by Midwest Dairy on behalf of local dairy farmers, helps these schools to jumpstart and sustain nutrition and physical activity improvements. Schools can apply for and receive up to $4,000 in funding during a school year. During the 2010-2011 school year, Midwest Dairy Council awarded $507,728 to 194 schools in our 10-state territory.
Awarded funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 provide support for a variety of activities and tools, such as foodservice materials and equipment, nutrition and physical education materials, student and staff incentives, staff development and overall Fuel Up to Play 60 implementation in an effort to champion school wellness. Additionally, funds also support expanding breakfast opportunities in schools. A few popular examples include grab-n-go breakfast and breakfast in the classroom.
Any U.S. school can enroll in Fuel Up to Play 60 and be eligible to apply for funds to help increase awareness of and access to nutrient-rich foods and physical activity opportunities for students. Schools can learn more about eligibility requirements and find the funds application here. Upcoming fund application deadlines are October 1, 2011, December 1, 2011, February 1, 2012 and June 1, 2012.

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