Ensuring students eat nutrient-rich meals, exercise, and perform well academically is a juggling act—but one that the students from New Hampshire’s Monroe Consolidated School and Milford Middle School are excelling at.
Monroe Consolidated School used their New England Dairy & Food Council grant towards a glass-doored fridge and promotional dairy materials. The new fridge increased student awareness that dairy products were offered at mealtimes and made dairy more accessible. The result? Single-serve milks increased by 2,770 units and single-serve yogurts by 720 units.
Milford Middle School received an equipment grant towards enhancing their school breakfast and lunch programs, which they used to purchase a smoothie machine and warming oven. The equipment helped increase both bulk and single-serve yogurt sales, even as the school’s population became smaller.
New Hampshire Fuel Up to Play 60 State Ambassador Jade Gregg (pictured middle above), and current Milford High School student, sampled smoothies and yogurt parfaits while talking about the benefits of school breakfast on WMUR Manchester Channel 9.
Updated March 3, 2017