What do dairy farmers and teachers have in common? Plenty, if you’re talking about students’ health and wellness! Dairy farmers across the country support the #1 in school health and wellness program in the country – Fuel Up to Play 60! And you could say they put their money where their mouth is.
In January, thirty-two Indiana schools were awarded more than $60,000 from Fuel Up to Play 60 grants funded by our Indiana dairy farmers. Students from kindergarten to high school seniors will benefit from these awards by having more attention brought to the importance of healthy eating and being physically active. So what does that actually mean?
When a school applies for a Fuel Up to Play 60 grant, they must select a Healthy Eating “play” and a Physical Activity “play”. The most popular Healthy Eating play chosen by our grant winners was “Snack Smarter in School”; the “100 Mile Club” was the Physical Activity play selected by these schools. Plays are implemented in a variety of ways depending on the school and their particular needs. It could mean buying equipment for food prep or storage or foods to sample for Healthy Eating. Playground or gym equipment is often how funds for the Physical Activity plays are used.
Check out the Fuel Up to Play 60 Success Stories to see just how creative schools can be!
Here are Indiana’s most recent Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant Winning Schools:
|ATTICA CONSOLIDATED SCH CORP||ATTICA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL|
|BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT||BLOOMFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL|
|EAST NOBLE SCHOOL DISTRICT||NORTH SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL|
|INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC SCH DIST||SUPER SCHOOL 19|
|INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC SCH DIST||BROAD RIPPLE HIGH SCHOOL|
|KOKOMO-CENTER TWP CON SCH CORP||PETTIT PARK SCHOOL|
|M S D BLUFFTON-HARRISON||BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL|
|M S D BLUFFTON-HARRISON||BLUFFTON-HARRISON ELEM SCHOOL|
|M S D BLUFFTON-HARRISON||BLUFFTON-HARRISON MIDDLE SCHOOL|
|M S D LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP||WINDING RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL|
|MSD OF WARREN TWP||CRESTON MIDDLE SCHOOL|
|MSD OF WARREN TWP||RAYMOND PARK INTERMEDIATE SCH|
|MSD OF WARREN TWP||GRASSY CREEK ELEM SCHOOL|
|MSD OF WARREN TWP||EASTRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL|
|MSD OF WARREN TWP||STONYBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL|
|NORTHEAST SCHOOL CORPORATION||NORTHEAST EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL|
|SHELBYVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOLS||SHELBYVILLE SR HIGH SCHOOL|
|SOUTH BEND CMTY SCH DISTRICT||LASALLE INTERMEDIATE ACADEMY|
|SOUTH HARRISON COM SCHOOLS||CORYDON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL|
|SOUTH HARRISON COM SCHOOLS||CORYDON CENTRAL JR HIGH SCHOOL|
|SOUTH HARRISON COM SCHOOLS||CORYDON ELEM SCHOOL|
|SOUTH HARRISON COM SCHOOLS||HETH-WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL|
|SOUTH HARRISON COM SCHOOLS||NEW MIDDLETOWN ELEM SCHOOL|
|SOUTH HARRISON COM SCHOOLS||SOUTH CENTRAL ELEM SCHOOL|
|SOUTH HARRISON COM SCHOOLS||SOUTH CENTRAL JR & SR HIGH SCHOOL|
|SOUTH HARRISON COM SCHOOLS||CORYDON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL|
|SOUTHWESTERN CON SCH SHELBY CO||SOUTHWESTERN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL|
|TIPPECANOE SCHOOL CORP||WEA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL|
|TIPPECANOE SCHOOL CORP||WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL|
|TWIN LAKES SCHOOL CORP||ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL|
|WEST NOBLE SCHOOL CORPORATION||WEST NOBLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL|
|WEST NOBLE SCHOOL CORPORATION||WEST NOBLE PRIMARY SCHOOL|
From Corydon to Ligonier, South Bend to Hymera, you can bet great things are happening to make our students healthy. And as we’re learning, healthy students are better students!