“Refuel with Milk” School extracurricular Grant Application

Open through Tuesday, November 14, 2023

American Dairy Association Indiana is supporting Indiana school-based youth athletics and other extracurricular groups by granting several upright coolers to keep milk cold and readily available after student workouts, practices and/or games. 

Experts agree that the body requires immediate fuel to recover and rehydrate within the first 30 minutes after exercise. Low-fat chocolate milk is nature’s recovery drink, with a perfect mix of carbohydrates and protein to rebuild muscles and restore fluid and electrolyte loss. A partnership between the school nutrition department and the grantee will be important to continue supporting students with this program.

Questions? Contact Sheri Shipp, RD

School Nutrition program grant opportunities

Open through Tuesday, November 14, 2023

American Dairy Association Indiana sees the importance of meeting your student’s where they’re at when it comes to food and beverage trends, but also as it relates to meal service location and innovation. What better way to level up your daily participation than by making meals more nutrient dense AND more accessible and relevant to your students.

This fall there are two options to choose from based on the needs of your program and customers.

Option #1 – Mobile Yogurt Parfait Bar Kit

With the “build your own” trend still relevant heading in to 2024, why not allow your students the option to create their own protein packed fruit and yogurt parfait? This mobile meal cart comes equipped with a Coldmaster® CoolCheck™ pan to give you peace of mind, as well as four additional stainless steel pans, three cut out dome covers for easy access and four wire baskets for additional meal components. Add a grain component along with your servings of yogurt and fruit and you’ve got yourself a reimbursable meal. But don’t forget the milk!         

BONUSWhen not serving parfaits, this can be converted into a typical meal cart that can be used for Second Chance Breakfast or if you just want to meet the students as they enter the building each morning looking for a way to Fuel Up for the day ahead!

Questions? Contact Sheri Shipp, RD


Option #2 – Commercial Blender kit

Speaking of on trend, how many smoothie shops do you see as you drive into work each day? Whether it’s Tropical Smoothie Café or Smoothie King, we want to help you compete! This isn’t your Grandma’s home blender…this is the Hamilton Beach Commercial High-Performance Blender with OuietBlend™ technology. Paired with an extra 48oz. pitcher for increased efficiency, you can serve BOTH dairy packed smoothies as well as creamy blended coffee drinks as an a la carte option. Smoothies are the perfect way to use fresh or canned fruits leftover from the prior day’s service. And students aren’t just looking for smoothies for breakfast anymore. Consider on trend limited time offer smoothies at lunch that follow the changing seasons such as a pumpkin spice smoothie, snickerdoodle smoothie and more!

Performance Pack Grant Application


Up to $500 per school year is available to qualified K-12 schools to kick start their Performance Pack Program.

The Performance Pack is a turnkey toolkit designed to increase breakfast participation within secondary schools but could be used with USDA Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP) dinner programs or a la cart menus. Additionally, Performance Pack provides coaches and teachers a comprehensive nutrition education resource.

The application must demonstrate how funding will incorporate additional dairy foods (milk, yogurt, cheese) into school meals program, increase participation in school meals and/or how funding will be used as part of a pilot program with school athletics or other after school programs. Investment should be sustainable for extended use.

Questions? Contact Sheri Shipp, RD

fuel up: Spring Grants


Fuel Up grants are available for K-12 schools with an active program.

It’s FREE and easy to sign-up your school.

Fuel Up Playbook

Get ideas for which Play(s) to pursue from the Fuel Up Playbook.

Featured Schools

See what several grant recipients did in the “Featured Schools” section.