DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2013
New England Dairy & Food Council is excited to announce an additional Fuel Up to Play 60 funding opportunity available from the New England Dairy Farmers to all schools in CT, MA, NH, RI & VT to support school breakfast. Schools can apply for up to $4000 to fund equipment and other needs associated with starting or expanding school breakfast. Funds are limited, and priority will be given to Fuel Up to Play 60 schools wishing to implement alternative service models such as Grab 'n' Go and Breakfast in the Classroom and schools who have not received funds for breakfast this school year. Email DairyGrants@NewEnglandDairy.com to request additional information and a unique link to your school application.
NH Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Meets Warren Buffet!
Lily Ayotte (pictured above, bottom right), a seventh grade student from Milford Middle School in NH experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet renowned business leader Warren Buffett on May 3 as part of GENYOUth Foundation’s AdVenture Capital grant program. Ayotte was one of five students serving as a Student Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60 selected for submitting an entrepreneurial idea to give their classmates greater access to healthier food and physical activity.
Milford Middle School will receive $4,000 from GENYOUth Foundation to implement Ayotte’s “What’s Cooking in Titan’s Kitchen?” a series of after-school healthy cooking classes featuring guest chefs.
Congratulations, Lily and Milford Middle School!
Are we giving students all the tools they need to learn at their best--including breakfast and opportunities for physical activity? Research summarized in The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success Through Healthy School Environments report, highlights that improved nutrition and increased physical activity may lead to improved academic performance. Click here to learn more and please share this brief for school administrators with a local principal or superintendant. Do your part to make sure that students in your community have all the tools they need to learn!
Bringing Breakfast into the Classroom in Brockton, MA
The School: Brookfield Elementary
The Team: School Food Service Director Tom Burke and staff, Principal Valerie Brower, teachers, custodians and students
The Fuel Up to Play 60 Play: Breakfast in the Classroom
The Results: Memorial Park Elementary used Fuel Up to Play 60 funding to purchase rolling coolers for Breakfast in the Classroom. These coolers are delivered to each homeroom in the morning by student leaders involved in The Breakfast Club. Participation has gone from about 20% to about 85% of students eating breakfast at school. Students report being able to concentrate better in class and the school has reported improved attendance and behavior since starting the program. Everyone is so happy with the results they're hoping to expand Breakfast in the Classroom to all elementary schools in the district!
Your school could be next! Funding Deadline: 6/4/13
|Celebrate June Dairy Month at your health fair or field day!
Invite students to track how many cows it takes to supply your school with milk in June! Check out our "How Many Cows?" Fuel Up to Play 60 Campaign Promotion to find everything you need to run a fun milk promotion and teach your students a little bit about dairy cows! The campaign includes a promotion guide, PA announcments, menu blurbs, teacher letters, and mini posters.
Learn about how milk gets from the farm to YOUR school with our
Farm to School Kit!
Click here and enter the promo code to get your FREE Lactose Intolerance Tool Kit!
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