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Wisconsin Schools Receive Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60

Aug 26, 2015

Wisconsin Dairy Farmers and Green Bay Packers Support School Wellness Programs

 
Madison, WI –
Nearly 70 Wisconsin schools have been chosen to receive funds from Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board's Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives for the 2015-2016 school year. Sixty-eight schools were selected from across the state to help them jump-start and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Wisconsin schools are eligible to receive up to $1,000 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 WMMB through Wisconsin's dairy farmers.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program 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, lean proteins and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 provide support for a variety of activities and tools, such as foodservice materials and taste-testing supplies, nutrition and physical education equipment.

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 1,700 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.

In total, 68 Wisconsin schools were selected to receive a total of $48,000 from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board on behalf of Wisconsin's Dairy Farm Families. The next funding deadline is November 4, 2015. Following is a list of schools that were awarded funding for the upcoming school year:

- Albany School District
- Alma Elementary School
- Altoona Middle School
- Bartels Middle School, Portage SD
- Bay View Middle School, Howard Suamico SD
- Berry Elementary School, Appleton
- Black Creek Elementary School, Seymour SD
- Blackhawk School District
- Catholic East Elementary School
- Deerfield Elementary School
- Deerfield High School
- Edgerton Elementary School
- Einstein Middle School, Appleton SD
- Erin School
- Farmington Elementary School, Kewaskum SD
- Florence Elementary School
- Florence High School
- Florence Middle School
- Greenville Middle School, Hortonville SD
- Hackett Elementary School, Beloit SD
- Hemlock Creek Elementary School, West DePere SD
- Heritage Elementary School, Unified District of DePere SD
- Highlands Elementary School, Appleton SD
- Holy Spirit School
- Horace Mann Middle School, Neenah Joint SD
- Hortonville High School
- Hortonville Middle School
- Houdini Elemnetary School, Appleton SD
- Howe Elementary School , Wisconsin Rapids SD
- Huntley Elementary School, Appleton SD
- Indian Mound Middle School, McFarland SD
- Johnston Elementary School, Appleton SD
- Lincoln Elementary School, Appleton SD
      - Marshall Elementary School
- Mitchell Elementary School, Cudahy SD
- Monticello School District
- Mount Horeb Intermediate School
- Mountain Bay Elementary School, DC Everest SD
- New London Middle School
- Plat Elementary School, Richfield SD
- Richfield Elemnetary School
- Ridgeway Elementary School, Dodgeville SD
- River Bluff Middle School, Stoughton SD
- River Ridge Middle School
- Riverside Elementary School, DC Everest SD
- Rock Ledge Intermediate School, Seymour SD
- Rock River Intermediate School, Waupun SD
- Rogers Street Academy, Milwaukee Public Schools
- Rudolph Elementary School, Wisconsin Rapids SD
- Rusch Elementary School, Portage SD
- Saukville Elementary School
- Saylesville Elementary School, Rubicon Jt 6 SD
- Seymour Middle School
- Sherman Elementary, Eau Claire SD
- Somerset Middle School
- South Mountain Elementary School, Wausua SD
- Spring Valley Elementary School
- St. Anthony Elementary School
- St. Mary Immaculate School
- Sugar Camp Elementary School, Three Lakes SD
- Thorson Elementary School, Cedarburg SD
- Tomahawk Middle School
- Tri-County Elementary School
- Wayne Elementary School, Kewaskum SD
- Webster Elementary School, Cedarburg SD
- Weyauwega Elementary School

 

Schools, parents and students can learn more about Fuel Up to Play 60 at FuelUptoPlay60.com and WisconsinDairyCouncil.com

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Fuel Up to Play 60 is sponsored locally by the Wisconsin Dairy Council, the nutrition education department of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

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The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a nonprofit organization of dairy producers that promotes the consumption of milk, cheese and other dairy products made in America’s Dairyland.

Contact Info
Laura Wilford
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
8418 Excelsior Dr.
Madison, WI 53717
608-203-7211
lwilford@wmmb.org