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White Pine Elementary teacher cheers on the Seahawks and FUTP 60 in Seattle

My name is Jessica Dessert and I teach PE in the Boise School District at White Pine Elementary. I have been involved with Fuel Up to Play 60 for several years. FUTP 60 has afforded me the opportunity to promote nutrition and physical activity to my students. I recently was able to attend the Seattle Seahawks game compliments of Idaho Dairy and FUTP 60.  I knew this was a once in a lifetime opportunity, but that doesn't even begin to describe how awesome the day was. There were so many … [Read more...]

Idaho schools receive funds for wellness programs

  Idaho Dairy Council awards funding for Fuel Up to Play 60 schools MERIDIAN, Idaho (Sept. 12, 2017) — The Idaho Dairy Council is giving 38 Idaho schools grants to support their Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives. Hundreds of schools from across the country applied for funding to help them jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Grants awarded for this funding period … [Read more...]

DAIRY WEST JOINS THE GREAT AMERICAN MILK DRIVE DURING HUNGER ACTION MONTH TO HELP FEED CHILDREN IN IDAHO

Milk’s nutrition helps get kids ready to learn. Unfortunately, millions of families don’t have regular access to it. This month, Dairy West and The Great American Milk Drive are making it easy to donate with purpose and help ensure kids have the nutrition they need to head back to school. September is Hunger Action MonthTM, the Feeding America® … [Read more...]

Farm to Summer Ag Celebration Days

In collaboration with Idaho Preferred and Idaho Agriculture in the Classroom we are proud to support Farm to Summer Ag Celebration Days! Summer meals provide the same nutritious foods children receive during the school year. Farm to Summer incorporated local foods into the Summer Meal menus, provided an agriculture educational program and a take-home component with recipes and nutritional information. Thank you Whitney Elementary for letting us see Farm to Summer in action! Find out more at … [Read more...]