The Idaho Dairy Council is giving 38 Idaho schools grants to support their Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives. This round of grants totaled $123,317.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools.
The national program is designed to help prevent childhood obesity and help youth develop life-long healthy eating and daily physical activity habits.
As part of the program, student teams work with adult leaders in each school to make kid-appealing, good-tasting, nutrient-rich foods more available. They also create opportunities for daily physical activity, such as noon walking clubs and after-school sports and dance clubs.
Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages students to get involved and make changes that will help make their schools healthier places. The program reaches youth directly and engages their help in leading and inspiring their friends.
The USDA, NFL and National Dairy Council are partners in the program, and it is further supported by several national health and nutrition organizations.
Visit FuelUpToPlay60.com for more information.