Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60

Plan for 2015-2016!

Looking for funding opportunities to improve the healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in your school? You’ve come to the right place!

Up to $4,000 per year is available to qualified K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 to kick start healthy changes.

Upcoming dates:

  • The next application will open this spring.
  • The next deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
  • Awarded applicants will receive Funds to be used in the 2015-2016 school year.

Start planning now, and be sure your school is qualified to apply this spring!

Qualified Schools must:

What can you do now?

Plan ahead! Review this example of a past Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 application to get an idea of what to expect this spring!

This spring’s application will be modified, but you can use this
past application as a guide.

Additional Funding Opportunities

We're looking for student-designed, student-led projects to create healthier schools – with more opportunities for students to choose healthy foods and participate in physical activity.

Learn More

2014-2015 Playbook



Breakfast in the Classroom

Plan and implement a nutritious breakfast program with help from school nutrition professionals by delivering reimbursable meals to classrooms for students to enjoy before or after class.

Grab and Go - Anytime!

Grab and Go is not just for breakfast anymore! Set up quick and easy meals to grab on the way in to school or in between morning classes for breakfast, to speed up the cafeteria lines during lunch, or after school for a pre-game pick-me-up or a take-home nutrient-rich meal.

Healthy Breakfast, Healthy Lunch-BAR NONE

Work with school nutrition staff and administrators to create salad-bar-style breakfast and lunch meals. Select delicious, healthy options for your bar. Incorporating popular taste tests, this Play is focused on creating sustainable change to school menus.

Promoting Healthful Choices

This Play was developed in collaboration with the Cornell University Smarter Lunchrooms Movement- and these are ideas that have been shown to work! This Play highlights simple techniques that can change and improve behavior when it comes to making better food choices.

Snack Smarter at School

Form a team of "Snack Smart Student Investigators" and utilize a "School Snacking Investigation" to identify snack and a la carte foods offered in school and then make sure they are the most nutritious offerings possible. Special thanks to the Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project for their input on this Play and the School Snacking Investigation.

100 Mile Club

100 Mile Club delivers high-quality physical activity in a fun way! Developed in collaboration with ChildObesity180, the Play challenges students with a simple goal: walk, jog or run 100 miles at school in a single school year to improve their health and well-being.

Community Playtime - It's Good for Everyone

Survey peers about physical activity opportunities they would enjoy outside of regular school hours. This Play was developed in collaboration with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and focuses on active engagement of community - including students' families, local businesses and local sports teams/leagues.

In-Class Physical Activity Breaks

Add brief, focused, in-class breaks for physical activity. Plan, lead and participate in - as well as ramp up teacher enthusiasm for - physical activity breaks that won't disrupt class. This Play is co-branded with the NFL Play 60 Challenge.

Let's Dance!

Set up a series of fun dance activities - or start a dance club - at your school. Implement daily activities, weekly or other special events that bring your community together to dance and have fun!

Ramp Up for Recess

Recess isn't just playtime - it's student time. Investigate ways to make recess more engaging and active, while still maintaining the integrity of a "break." Ideas include ways to improve the playground's physical environment as well as its social environment.

Thanks to Our Collaborators!

Funding for Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 is generously provided by America’s Dairy Farmers, along with our collaborators for the November 2014 funding round: Let's Move! Active Schools, Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Dean Foods and The Quaker Oats Company.
Bonus Play!
Make Your Case for Quality Physical Education
Fuel Up to Play 60 has teamed up with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) to offer a special funding opportunity for the "Make Your Case for Quality Physical Education" Play. Learn how your school could be awarded a 3-year license to the FITNESSGRAM® and more.