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Midwest Dairy Council awards grant to Woodbury Elementary School

Students and teachers at Woodbury Elementary School were rewarded for their efforts to get active, eat healthy and make a difference in their school and community. Woodbury Elementary School was selected as one of the “Touchdown Schools” in the Midwest to receive $500 to further enhance their health and wellness initiatives as a part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program.

The program is designed to engage and empower youth to take responsibility for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. It encourages kids to play for an hour every day and to eat nutrient-rich foods - including low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Last year, students at Woodbury Elementary kicked off the Play 60 Program with a smoothie lab, and then they participated in various challenges throughout the year.

“We are always looking for ways to keep our students healthy and active, it is just a bonus to receive financial recognition for our work. We look forward to using the money to help our students continue learning about fitness and health,” said Connha Classon, Woodbury Elementary School’s Principal.

Fuel up to Play 60 was developed by the National Dairy Council, Midwest Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nearly 73,000 schools across the nation are involved with the program.