The Food Marketing Institute Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Fuel Up to Play 60’s Healthy Lifestyle Grant program.
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.