The Midwest Dairy Association has awarded Reeds Spring Middle School $2,977 to support healthy eating and physical activity initiatives. This grant is part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program. It encourages students to choose nutrient-rich foods and to get out and play at least 60 minutes each day.
The Midwest Dairy Association, National Dairy Council, and NFL launched Fuel Up to Play 60, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture. The goal is to implement positive changes in schools and communities.
Thousands of schools across the country applied for this funding. The money will go specifically toward providing healthy snack options and necessary equipment for Reed Spring Middle School’s Fuel Up Fridays. One Friday each month, students have the opportunity to participate in physical activity challenges as well as healthy eating challenges.