The Midwest Dairy Council is partnering with General Mills Foodservice again this year to offer Fuel Up™ Breakfast Grants – providing children an opportunity for a nutritious breakfast aimed at jump-starting their school day. Schools looking to develop or expand their breakfast programs can apply to receive up to $2,000 in funding through the grant program.
Over the last three years, the grant program has provided more than $260,000 in funds and has significantly increased breakfast participation in the classroom by offering nutritious choices such as yogurt parfaits, fruit, whole grain cereals and low-fat and fat-free yogurt.
The Fuel Up Breakfast Grant is open to schools within the United States who participate in the USDA School Breakfast Program and are enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 for the 2012-13 school year. Schools applying must have support from their school principal, district school nutrition director and school nutrition manager, have school enrollment of at least 500, have a breakfast participation level less than 40 percent, and demonstrate an opportunity to raise breakfast participation.
Through the Fuel Up Breakfast Grants, more than 100 schools across the country have improved student access to high-quality, nourishing foods through breakfast programs such as breakfast in the classroom, grab ‘n’ go breakfast from a cart, or a second chance breakfast after the first class period.
Grant applications are available at http://school.fueluptoplay60.com/funds/Fuel-Up-Breakfast-Grants.php. The deadline is July 31, 2012; applicants will be notified of their acceptance by August 15, 2012.