Amy Thieding from the Wisconsin Dairy Council presents a ceremonial award check to Riverview Middle School teacher Josh Batzner.
Posted October 30, 2017
Riverview Middle School has been chosen to receive a $1,000 Fuel Up to Play 60 grant, which will help create a wellness park at the school.
The Riverview Community Wellness Park would provide our community with a safe and accessible place to pursue a more active lifestyle. The park could act as an avenue for promoting not only physical but also social, intellectual, and emotional health.
Riverview was selected from several schools that applied for funding across the state to help 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 Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board 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 and the National Football League, with additional partnership support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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. The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains) and to achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
More than 70,000 schools across the United States are participating in Fuel Up to Play 60, which offers a variety of activities and tools, such as foodservice materials and taste-testing supplies, nutrition, and physical education equipment.
“Fuel Up to Play 60 has really taken off in Wisconsin,” said Laura Wilford, director of the Wisconsin Dairy Council. “Wellness champions and students in more than 1,000 schools have embraced the program, and these funds will help many of the participating schools to do even more.”
• Explore the Wellness section of our District Report Card to learn more about our focus on lifelong healthy living for kids and adults alike.
• Visit the Fuel Up to Play 60 website at www.FuelUptoPlay60.com.