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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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ADAMS SPANISH IMMERSION SCHOOL (St Paul, MN)
Finally Getting Started!!
We got a group of interested students to participate in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program under the leadership of one of the Program Advisors! Our goal is to introduce the school to the program and exhibit ways that our students can be healthier by maki ...

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT SCHOOL (Cheektowaga, NY)
GoNoodle Classroom Breaks
Our physical activity play was to implement classroom activity breaks for our students. Since starting the program, our classroom teachers have used a program called GoNoodle to help get our students get moving in their classrooms in an effort to inc ...

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SHERMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Comfort, WV)
Let's Dance
We had the Jam-A-Minute that was to be held on February 12, 2015, but due to snow and being off from school we did not have it on that day. Myself and the other PE teacher had taught all of the student body the "Happy Dance"; that was the t ...

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LORING ELEM SCHOOL (MN)
Loring School increases physical active and test score go up!
Loring School is located in North Minneapolis, Minnesota is a Wellness School. Our school has won many local and national Wellness awards. We have also received a number of grants to implement wellness incentive. One incentive is to add move physical ...

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HAMILTON ELEMENTARY (Port Angeles, WA)
The music teacher and I organized an all-school musical based on Fuel Up to Play 60. Over 300 students in grades 1-6 participated in the musical. We could not find any resources or information that a school had done a Fuel Up to Play 60 musical befor ...

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NORTHERN GUILFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Greensboro, N.C., NC)
Northern Guilford Middle School Students Take the Lead in eating more Nutrient rich foods and being more physically active
Northern Guilford Middle School FUTP 60 student leaders are inspiring healthy changes for themselves, classmates, their school and community. The students work closely with their club co-advisors, Amanda Browning and Russ McHenry. Northern Guilford M ...

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SHERMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Comfort, WV)
Sherman Elementary Dance Party
Sherman Elementary wanted to participate in the World Jam-A-Minute just as we do every year. The theme was the Happy Dance routine. Myself and the other PE teacher took a day and made it a point to have all 450ish students in one day to prepare for o ...

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MANSFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Mansfield, AR)
Students in Charge
Students have been taking the lead and working hard to promote Fuel Up to Play 60 to their peers. We hosted a mini-summit last spring to plan for this year. The students chose activities, created an implementation plan and have been there to see them ...

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MONELISON MIDDLE (Madison heights, VA)
Trojans take the lead to success!!!!
We had a festival to see how many students would come.We had jump rope contests and ball jump,and ball toss, we also gave out pamplets about the importance of healthly eating and exercise.We had over 50 kids sign up for Fuel Up to Play 60. We had the ...

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CATHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Chicago, IL)
We had all classrooms in the building present in front of the school their favorite 10-minute movement activity. They presented in an assembly and as other classes watched they would join in singing or clapping. We also had a healthy snackers activit ...

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WOERNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (St. Louis, MO)
I took the balls and ropes you gave our school and started using them for our recesses. Since the children have something to play with at recess, school discipline during recess has dropped from being a problem to non existent. One group takes them o ...

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CLIFTON-FINE JSHS (Star Lake, NY)
We are still working on perfecting our "breakfast in the classroom" play. Our goal was to provide breakfast in the classroom for students in grades PK-12. We were successful last year. However, students were not receiving a variety of healt ...

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ADAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Omaha, NE)
Adams Elementary School's Grab 'N Go Breakfast
Every morning, students have the option to eat breakfast at school. This began during the 2014-2015 school year. There was some resistance from staff members but as of now (March) everyone is pleased with the program. Students are calmer in the morni ...

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EMMA C. CHASE SCHOOL (Wurtsboro, NY)
Chase Elementary 5th graders lead the way in Fuel Up to Play 60
My goal this year was to have the students choose, plan and implement our Fuel Up to Play 60 plays. I asked for volunteers from the 5th grade that were interested, and willing to give up free time once or twice a week to meet with me. We ended up wit ...

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EMMA C. CHASE SCHOOL (Wurtsboro, NY)
Chase Elementary School 5th Grade students taking the lead.
My goal this year was to have the 5th grade students take over our kick-off and the implementing of our plays this year. The kids took off with some fantastic ideas to make our kick off fun and exciting. They have also helped make changes in the snac ...

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COYOTE RIDGE ELEM (Carrollton, TX)
Coyote Ridge's Healthy Snack Day
We chose to have Friday, March 6, as Healthy Snack Day. This was an effort to bring the attention of eating healthy and corresponded to Jump Rope for Heart. We also asked the students to wear red. JRFH provided us with a large poster that I tacked to ...

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CREST VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Brooklyn Park, MN)
Crest View's Delicious Smoothie Taste Test
On 3/4/2015, Crest View offered a smoothie Taste Test for our entire student body and staff. With our new smoothie maker purchased with our Fuel Up to Play 60 grant funds our student team and kitchen staff created smoothies to serve during the lunch ...

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DREW INTERMEDIATE (crosby, TX)
Drew's Healthy eating challenge
Started out educating students on making better choices about what they choose to eat. encouraged students to come through the lines and try things they may not have otherwise ever tried students. Helped spread the word by trying and telling their fr ...

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HARTINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Hartington, NE)
Grab and Go Breakfast
The wellness team, administration, and office and kitchen staff worked together to devise a plan on how to do a trial run of a grab and go breakfast for our 7th through 12th graders. Our goal was to increase breakfast participation during this trial ...

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CALVERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Lincoln, NE)
Healthy Snack
Two to three times a week all students get healthy snacks at school. Different fruits and vegetables are offered for taste testing throughout the week. Students have made better choices at lunch and take their time while eating. Students helped pick ...

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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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