Fuel Up to Play 60Deadline: June 13, 2018
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to help encourage today’s youth to lead healthier lives. The purpose is to help schools increase:
- Student awareness of the importance of healthy eating and increased physical activity
- Student access to and consumption of nutrient-rich foods, including low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
- Student opportunities for and participation in physical activity in school
- Sustainable changes to help make school a healthier place
Funds are used for K-12 schools to implement one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play from the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook (see website). Plays are action strategies that your school can use or adapt to make healthy improvements. Funding ideas include, but are not limited to: breakfast-anytime, anywhere; farm to school; community food access; smarter snacks at school; community playtime; in-class physical activity breaks; dance activities; ramp up recess; and starting a running club.
Amount: Grants range from $300-$4,000.
Eligibility: K-12 schools must:
- Be enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 for the 2018-2019 school year
- Participate in the National School Lunch Program
- Have a Program Advisor signed up at the school (applicants may sign up a Program Advisor within the online application)