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Two Parkway Schools Awarded $6,250 for Health & Wellness Efforts
Parkway Central Middle School and Parkway West Middle School
received awards at Feb. 11 school board meeting.
Chesterfield, Mo. (Feb. 11, 2015) – On Wednesday, Feb. 11, two St. Louis-area schools were awarded cash prizes from the GenYouth Foundation, Shop ‘n Save and Borton & Sons for their participation in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Parkway Central Middle School was awarded a check for $2,500 and Parkway West Middle School was awarded a check for $3,750. Funds awarded totaled $6,250.
Checks were presented at Parkway School District’s monthly board meeting, which was attended by Shop ‘n Save and Borton & Sons, as well as Parkway Central Middle School Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor Kathy Wallace, Parkway Central Middle School Principal Dr. Baugus, Parkway West Middle School Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisors Kevin Wallace and Krystalynn Glore, Parkway West Middle School Principal Miller and a student from each school.
The schools received these awards as a result of their achievement in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, and the funds will support new health and wellness initiatives. “Our school has increased their school breakfast participation from an average of 55 meals per day to an average of 70 meals per day,” said Kathy Wallace, Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor at Parkway Central Middle School. “Now, if students don’t have time to eat in the cafeteria before school they can bring their breakfast to class.”
Created in partnership by the National Football League and National Dairy Council, which was founded by America’s dairy farmers in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fuel Up to Play 60 is the nation’s largest in-school wellness program and creates transformational change in more than 73,000 schools nationwide.
Midwest Dairy Council®, an affiliate of National Dairy Council, is the nutrition education division of Midwest Dairy Association. The Council is dedicated to dairy nutrition research and education through the investment of more than 9,100 dairy farm families across 10 Midwestern states, and is committed to child health and wellness through our collaborative program, Fuel Up to Play 60. For more information, visit www.midwestdairy.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League (NFL), with additional partnership support from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. Customizable and non-prescriptive program components are grounded in research with youth, including tools and resources, in-school promotional materials, a website and student challenges. Fuel Up to Play 60 is further supported by several health and nutrition organizations: Action for Healthy Kids, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association and School Nutrition Association.
Shop ‘n Save, founded in 1979, is a full service grocery store chain with 42 stores in the St. Louis, Mo. market. Shop ‘n Save takes great pride in being a community-driven destination shop. The company, headquartered in Kirkwood, Mo., is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of Supervalu, based in Eden Prairie, Minn.
Borton & Sons is a family-owned, fourth-generation premier grower, packer and shipper of the world’s finest apples, pears and cherries. Borton & Sons takes great pride in providing the highest level of excellence in our product and services and is committed to providing the world's finest eating experience of fresh apples, pears and cherries. Borton & Sons was established in 1912 and is located in Yakima, Wash.
Posted February 12, 2015
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