On behalf of the Fuel Up to Play 60 and Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA) presented Hodges Elementary with a $4,000 Fuel Up to Play 60 grant award. The funds will assist Hodges Elementary in adding dairy based smoothies to their school meal programs, serve chocolate milk after physical education, and refresh recess equipment.
Hodges Elementary was selected to receive a grant in July of 2017 in a competitive process with a limited number of grants available. “All of our wellness programs and initiatives stem from our first Fuel Up to Play 60 grant. We truly appreciate this partnership with our school,” said Jill Evans, school nurse for Hodges Elementary and the author of the grant. “We really appreciate the commitment SUDIA and our dairy farm families have shown to improve health and wellness at Hodges Elementary.”
“Greenwood 50 school district is making incredible strides in student health and wellness. We celebrate their kickoff of new projects to help kids eat healthy and get active,” said Mickela Mitchell, a registered dietitian and manager of health and wellness programs for SUDIA. “This hard-working school deserves this special gift from our southeast dairy farm families and we’re pleased to help the kids fuel up with dairy.”
Approximately 275 students from Hodges Elementary will benefit from the Fuel Up To Play 60 grant projects this school year. Both groups will be challenged to stay active and eat healthy.
For more about Fuel Up to Play 60, visit: www.fueluptoplay60.com.