Hillsboro Elementary School has been chosen to receive a Mini-Camp Funding Grant to support its Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative. Hillsboro was selected from several schools that applied for funding across the state to help them jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements.
Becky Farra, program advisor for the elementary, will work with student teams to implement one Healthy Eating Dairy Play and one Physcial Activity play. Hillsboro has chosen In-class activity breaks and a taste test of dairy products to help encourage students to Eat Healthy and Get Active.
Wisconsin schools who receive Mini-Camp Funds are eligible to receive up to $300 to help them increase awareness of and access to nutrient-rich foods and physical activity opportunities for students. Funding for this competitive program is provided by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board through Wisconsin’s dairy farmers.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity progral launched by the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL), with additional partnership support from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Mini-Camp Funds are available to help refresh current Fuel Up to Play 60 programs or kick-off a new Fuel Up to Play 60 program in Wisconsin schools.
More than 70,000 schools across the United States are participating in Fuel Up to Play 60. 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.
“Fuel Up to Play 60 has really taken off in Wisconsin. Wellness champions and students in more than 2,000 schools have embraced the program, and these funds will help many of the participating schools to do even more,” said Laura Wilford, Director Wisconsin Dairy Council.
Schools, parents and students can learn more about Fuel Up to Play 60 at www.FuelUptoPlay60.com