Blair High School in Nebraska Selected to Receive $4,000 in Fuel Up to Play 60 Funding

Retired NFL player and former Cornhusker, Ahman Green, visited Blair High School in Blair, Neb. recently to announce that Blair has been selected to receive $4,000 in funding through Fuel Up to Play 60 from Midwest Dairy Council. The students at Blair High School, with the guidance of Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor Dana Crispin, will implement Fuel Up to Play 60 healthy eating and physical activity “plays” this school year. The Fuel Up to Play 60 student team will start a walking club before school. Blair High School is also planning to expand their breakfast program by providing a “last chance breakfast” around mid-morning. This grab-and-go breakfast will be provided at four food stations located throughout the school, and students will be able to sit in their classrooms to eat it.
“Due to the nutritional and academic benefits of eating breakfast, we want to offer our students the opportunity to have breakfast or mid-morning snack during home room,” Crispin said.
The entire school enjoyed hearing Ahman talk about the importance of being physically active and setting goals. Ahman retired from the NFL in 2009 and is currently student teaching at a high school in Green Bay, Wis. He understands the importance of this initiative and is excited to promote it. Blair High school was grateful to receive the grant and start their new breakfast program. To learn more about Fuel Up to Play 60 funding opportunities, click here. The next funding application deadline is December 1.

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