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Fuel Up to Play

by Gary Ballard | Sep 23, 2011

Funding Available to Help K-12 Schools Fuel Up to Play 60: Next Deadline, February 15, 2011

Fuel Up to Play 60 is pleased to announce a new nationwide funding initiative for K-12 schools enrolled in the in-school wellness program. The funding initiative provides money to help schools jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Eligible schools can apply for up to $3,000 to help them increase awareness of and access to nutrient-rich foods and physical activity opportunities for students.

The funds can be used for a variety of activities and tools, such as foodservice materials and equipment, nutrition and physical education materials, student and staff incentives, staff development and overall Fuel Up to Play 60 program implementation.

There are several application windows each year, including the next deadline of February 15, 2011.

More information about Fuel Up to Play 60 and the funding initiative can be found at

Fuel Up to Play 60, the in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council, local Dairy Councils and the National Football League, in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is helping to make wellness part of the game plan in more than 60,000 schools across the country.

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