The program is to encourage students and their adult program leaders, to engage supermarket health and wellness professionals as nutritional resources, according to a news release.
The grant money will help schools implement one of two new strategies that promote healthy eating that are part of a school’s Fuel Up to Play 60 playbook.
The Healthy Lifestyle Grant is open to schools in the U.S. participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program and are enrolled in the National Dairy Council’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program for the 2012-13 school year, according to the release.
Schools may apply for up to $3,000 in funding to help implement a “Healthy Eating Play” which includes a visit to a local supermarket and an activity that encourages at least 60 minutes of fitness each day.
Eligible schools can apply online for the 2012-13 school year until Nov. 16.