Kicking Off Summer Meals

Kicking Off Summer Meals

Now that school is out, summer meals across New England are ramping up! Summer meals provide an opportunity for children and teens to eat free, nutritious meals when school is out of session. Over the next several weeks our Fuel Up to Play 60 truck will travel throughout the New England region visiting community summer …

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The Stars Among Us Gala

The Stars Among Us Gala

Photos by Dave Silverman – On the evening of May 9th, the Stars Among Us Gala was hosted by New England Dairy & Food Council (NEDFC) at the Putnam Club in Gillette Stadium. The fundraising gala was held to celebrate 10 years of Fuel Up to Play 60 in New England, and to honor those whose …

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Hold Your Own School Pizza Challenge!

Hold Your Own School Pizza Challenge!

Guest blog by Kathy Leslie, Health Teacher & Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor at Martin Kellogg Middle School. Last April we held our first ever pizza challenge at Martin Kellogg Middle School in Newington, Connecticut. One afternoon after school, our group of Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) students rolled up their sleeves and put on their …

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How New England Dairy Farmers Support School Breakfast

How New England Dairy Farmers Support School Breakfast

It’s National School Breakfast Week! To celebrate, we’re highlighting how New England Dairy farmers support school breakfast programs in their states and communities. The following is a press release that was published regionally by New England Dairy & Food Council on Monday, March 4th. The photos below were selected for use in this blog post. …

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New England Dairy Gives Back

New England Dairy Gives Back

The holiday season often inspires us to give back to our communities by donating our time and efforts with local organizations. Earlier this month, some of our staff spent the afternoon at Community Servings, a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts and in Rhode Island to individuals and families living with critical …

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New England FUTP 60 Schools Recognized for Commitment to Healthy Eating & Physical Activity at Gillette Stadium

New England FUTP 60 Schools Recognized for Commitment to Healthy Eating & Physical Activity at Gillette Stadium

The reward celebration was attended by 29 schools in New England, as well as special guests New England Patriots Player Nate Ebner and several New England Dairy Farmers! — The doors of the Putman Club opened at 9:45AM sharp last Friday morning to welcome over 90 students, plus school staff and other guests, to a Fuel Up to Play 60 Celebration at Gillette …

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School Gardens Help Students Grow, in all the Best Ways

School Gardens Help Students Grow, in all the Best Ways

In schoolyards across the country, something wonderful is happening. Students, teachers, parents, and members of the community are coming together to build school gardens. While they are no doubt beautiful, these gardens are so much more than simply “pretty.” They are helping children develop lifelong skills and healthy habits. In a day and age when …

Hot Chocolate: Simple Tricks to Make it Healthy

Hot Chocolate: Simple Tricks to Make it Healthy

This post was written by staff dietitian Heidi Harkopf, MS, RD. She works in Connecticut as the director of nutrition programs. Warm days, cool nights, and the sound of crunching leaves while I walk my dog. The time has come to switch my afternoon snack from a cold glass of chocolate milk to a mug …

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