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WEST FARGO HIGH SCHOOL (West Fargo, ND)
The Power to Influence
West Fargo High School has been an active Fuel Up to Play school for the last four years. We have done a number of plays to spread the word about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. Recently, a student was mentally, socially and e ...

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GRACEMOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Kansas City, MO)
My first Half Marathon!
I have never in my life thought I would run a half marathon. I mean come on, that is 13.1 miles. When I heard people do that my thought was "they are crazy"! I have done several 5K's and that was fine for me. I am not a runner by any me ...

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Rockford East High School (Rockford, IL)
FUTP 60 at Rockford East
Our goal for our first year of FUTP 60 was to provide opportunities for physical activity and to promote better eating habits. We started our program by recruiting student leaders from a few of our PE classes. These lead students represented four of ...

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Horace H. Epes Elementary (Newport News, VA)
All Students Receive Daily Breakfast At Epes!
We are offering breakfast to each of our students as they begin their school day in the classroom. Students are able to focus and are better learners after enjoying their breakfasts. Our school administrators, cafeteria staff, classroom teachers and ...

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Adams Elementary School (MN)
And the Beat Goes On...
Our goal was to make sure FUTP 60 had a solid team for next year, since our leadership team is comprised of fifth graders. We decided we needed to plan an event to bring this year's fourth graders into the program, so they would be ready for thei ...

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Chief Joseph Middle School (Richland, WA)
Celebrating School Breakfast
We wanted to join the breakfast challenge for National School Breakfast Week, so the district offered free school breakfast to the whole district for one week. During that week we had class challenges to see who could get the most students to breakfa ...

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Rabun County Elementary School (Tiger, GA)
Farm Taste Test Days
We wanted to expose students to more veggies from the garden. This year, we have had multiple taste test days. We have the farmer come and tell us about the product, how it is used, and ways to prepare it. We have had roasted okra, honey, and turnips ...

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Frontier Middle School (Hamburg, NY)
Former NFL Lineman Visits Frontier Middle School
Former NFL lineman of the Arizona Cardinals, Elton Brown, visited Frontier Middle School and helped administer the Fitnessgram to our students. A majority of the students' scores increased from their past scores. His visit created a buzz in the s ...

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Troutman Elementary (Troutman, NC)
Grab and Go Breakfast at Troutman Elementary!
This year we began offering Grab and Go Breakfast after being awarded one of the grants from FUTP 60. The grant allowed us to purchase a kiosk, coolers and other accessories to get us started. Students have the option of buying breakfast at the kiosk ...

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Guilford High School (Loves Park, IL)
Guilford High's Grab and Go Breakfast for Testing Days
A Grab and Go breakfast was planned and offered two mornings during National School Breakfast Week. Those two particular mornings that were chosen were because our school was participating in a statewide standardized test for all students in grades 9 ...

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Harding Elementary School (Erie, PA)
Harding Elementary's Flag Football Program
Working with the wellness teacher, we collaborated to implement flag football for students to participate in during their wellness class. Our goal was to introduce students to a new sport and teach them to be team players while learning the fundament ...

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Academy Of Multilingual Immersion Studies (Cincinnati, OH)
Healthy Breakfast
We did healthy breakfast promotion through education material and student speakers. Our goal was to increase awareness of healthy breakfast and increase participation in the breakfast program. We were able to increase participation in the breakfast p ...

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BLUEBONNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Flower Mound, TX)
Bluebonnet Bears' Jump High for Healthy Bodies
I had a Jump Rope for Heart event that had a goal of $9000. If the kids reached our goal, the principal and I would be duct taped to the wall. We reached our goal and at the same time learned about healthy hearts and bodies. The kids learned that jum ...

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DAVID O DODD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Little Rock, AR)
GT Students at Dodd Elementary are teaching their peers how to Fuel Greatness with School Breakfast
Our students spent class time brainstorming ideas about components of healthy breakfast foods, and how they could get the messages to other students. They used their computers to research fun facts about different healthy foods, worked as a team to d ...

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OAK HILL ELEMENTARY (Oak Hill, OH)
Kindergarteners Learn that Milk Matters
A lesson on how important milk is for good health was presented to our transitional kindergarten class at OHE. . Students were also given taste testing opportunities, and they voted on which low fat dairy item they liked best. The winner was.....froz ...

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LEFLER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Lincoln, NE)
Let's Get Moving
We started each day with movement exercises for the month of November. The secretary that reads the announcements would roll the dice and then announce the exercise number. Staff had a list of the exercises and then led the students in the announced ...

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WILLIAMSBURG MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL (Williamsburg, OH)
Testing Recipes in Healthy Living Class for Breakfast Program
Students from Healthy Living classes prepared two recipes from the Breakfast Lab Brochure. The recipes were Blueberry Delight and Breakfast basket. Students are excited about the April 9th School Breakfast event. Students know the school breakfast co ...

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FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (IA)
FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is Fueling Up to Play 60
Our Fuel Up Team created a Dance Club that met once a week, on Wednesdays, for two months after school from 3:40 to 4:30 pm. Our goal was to just give any students 2nd through 5th an opportunity to stay after school and enjoy dancing. We started off ...

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BELLE RYAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (NE)
Belle Ryan brain breaks
Throughout the school day students participate in activity breaks that encourage students to get up, move around, and get the blood flowing. Students become more engaged in class when they are allowed to periodically move and be active. Students are ...

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MEADOW LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (MN)
Commit to be Fit
We chose the In Class Activity Break Play. We timed this with our district staff wellness campaign that we have each year. As a staff we record how much and how often we workout outside of school and the students challenged the staff to see who was d ...

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GRANVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (OH)
Halloween Boo Cups and Physical Activities
The FCCLA Granville Middle School members made pudding boo cups (pudding cups), passed out boo cups to the students, demonstrated how to make pudding in the microwave and had the PE teachers lead the students in 10 minutes of exercise during lunch pe ...

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HAYS-PORTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Cincinnati, OH)
Hays-Porter #Fuelgreatness
Hays-Porter Student Ambassadors are constantly trying to come up with ways to promote our school breakfast.So when the Spring campaign #Fuelgreatness began, it was the perfect opportunity to help motivate more students to want to eat a healthy breakf ...

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Oltman Middle School (MN)
Oltman Expands Access to Healthy Snacks
We applied and received Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 and were able to purchase a cooler for the health office. This cooler has made it easier for students to access healthy snacks throughout the day such as milk. Through the grant writing process and ...

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RONALD W REAGAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (NE)
Ronald Reagan Elementary
We were able to earn funds to start the 2014-2015 school year. With those funds we were able to purchase Yoga mats for our students along with material for our Champions Club at Reagan. The funds were extremely helpful with us being able to integrate ...

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HAYS-PORTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Cincinnati, OH)
Hays-Porter Student Ambassadors motivates Teachers
It started with our State Ambassador going around to the different class rooms and promoting school breakfast and in class activity breaks. He was also encouraging more teachers to get involved, as far as changing their eating habits, being active da ...

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HARPER SCHOOL (Harper, OR)
Taste Test
As part of the funds received we purchased some fruits and veggies for the students to taste test. Some of the kids have never had something as simple as fresh pineapple or fresh pears. Here is the list of fruits and veggies the students tried: Asian ...

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MISPILLION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Milford, DE)
It's a three peat, Mispillion Elementary earns Touchdown School Award through Fuel Up To Play 60 program three years in a row!
With lots of support from ten Program Advisors, Teachers, Students, Staff, Administrators, School Nutrition Department and the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association we were able to achieve our goal of helping our student body eat healthy and move more. Our ...

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Granville Middle School (Granville, OH)
Granville Middle School is Fueling Up to Play 60
The GMS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America wrote and received a Fuel Up to Play 60 grant for $3,800.00 to encourage to eat breakfast,  provide students with ideas for nutritious and fast breakfast foods and to increase students' ...

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MILFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Milford, NH)
FUTP60 at Milford Middle School, NH
Milford Middle School was awarded a second Fuel Up to Play 60 grant in June. The money will purchase a salad bar extension in the cafeteria. This will allow more healthy choices from the salad bar during meals. A portion of the grant will be used to ...

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SAINT PATRICK SCHOOL (ELKHORN) (Elkhorn, NE)
Fuel for the Day!
After a brief pole in our middle school students we found that 3 out of every homeroom were not eating breakfast before they came to school. It was my goal and the goal of the student ambassadors to get breakfast for these students. Whether they didn ...

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CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Lewisville, TX)
Central Elementary's Brain Breaks
This year our school received funding from Fuel Up To Play 60. With this funding, we were able to purchase equipment and set up a check out system in our teacher resources room that provides our teachers with the items and curriculum needed to implem ...

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BRYANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Dubuque, IA)
Bryant Elementary School Polar Active Watches
Bryant Elementary School purchased Polar Active watches with funds from Fuel Up to Play 60 and the Bryant Family Organization. The watches are used by class levels to keep track of active minutes outside the school day. The goal was to increase the s ...

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