Frederick County Public Schools received an American Dairy Association Hometown Grant for $10,000 to participate in the Fuel Up to Play 60 Schools program, created in partnership with the NFL. The funds are to facilitate sustainable physical activity and healthy eating at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School.
In addition to allowing the school to purchase equipment for a renovated weight-training room, the Fuel Up to Play program will send eight students and their chaperones to a Baltimore Ravens game on December 12, and provide the roll-out of two breakfast kiosks during National School Breakfast Week, March 2-6.
“We are delighted to receive this grant to provide students nutritious food and healthy lifestyle options,” said FCPS Food and Nutrition Services Senior Manager Bob Kelly. “Understanding that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand, our goal is to promote healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness. All foods served at our schools meet state and federal requirements based on USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students access to a variety of affordable and appealing choices that meet their health and nutrition needs.”