by Lorraine Strenkowski
Launched by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League in collaboration with the USDA, the “Fuel Up to Play 60″ is the largest in-school nutrition and physical activity program in the nation. The program was designed to provide funding for schools looking to improve their access to nutrient-rich foods like dairy and local produce and to introduce “60” minutes of physical activity opportunities. This program is now in more than 73,000 schools nationwide.
New England hosts 3,600 of those programs with over 1,000 in Connecticut alone. Funding for “Fuel Up to Play 60″ in Connecticut comes from dairy farm families through the Connecticut Milk Promotion Board, in partnership with the New England Dairy & Food Council. Continue reading