Schools in Bogota, Englewood, Hamilton, Linden and West Orange, N.J. are this year’s winners of the Eat Right, Move More contest. The grand-prize winner is West New York Public School #4 in West New York.
Secretary Fisher (left) watches as D’Brickashaw Ferguson signs his autograph on a t-shirt for a student at the school. New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture, Douglas Fisher and New York Jets offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson visited the grand-prize winner for a special program and to present the school with a check for a $5,000 kitchen makeover, according to a news release.
The prize money was made possible by the Jets and the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council’s Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign.
The school plans to update and repair the salad bar serving system, provide more access to daily fruits and vegetables and educate students with signs that have nutritional facts, according to the release.
“We have seen improvements in school nutrition, including more whole grains, lower fat milk and an abundance of fruits and vegetables and the Eat Right, Move More program has been a natural complement to these efforts,” Fisher said in the release. “We are very proud of PS #4 and this year’s other winning schools for their achievements and commitment to making breakfast available to more students on a daily basis.”
The other winning schools will receive a visit from the Jets in the spring, according to the release.