Dairy Good News from Fuel Up To Play 60

During the month of January, Cobb school cafeterias promoted 3-Every-Day of Dairy. The following excerpts highlight just a few of the events happening across the county.

Hollydale Wins State “Rise Up, Fuel Up” Milk Competition
Hollydale Elementary School increased milk sales during the recent “Rise Up, Fuel Up” Milk Competition. Hollydale’s efforts to increase milk consumption crushed the state competition. As a reward, students will enjoy a Falcons pep rally complete with a Falcons’ player, Harry Douglas. Look for more information on the event coming in March.

Cobb schools took four of the top six spots from the state competition. These schools included: Hollydale Elementary School, Pebblebrook High School, South Cobb High School and Simpson Middle School. They each received $1,000 to support nutrition education efforts.

Southeast Dairy Association Awards Grants to Schools
The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) recently awarded 6 grants to Cobb County Schools. The grants support the national initiative, Fuel Up To Play 60, efforts to be active for 60 minutes a day and eat nutrient rich foods. Fuel Up to Play 60 was launched by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture.

Schools awarded grants ranging from $2,000 to $3,780 include: Fair Oaks Elementary School, Ford Elementary School, Mountain View Elementary School, Awtrey Middle School, McCleskey Middle School, and Pebblebrook High School. These grants are just one example of how SUDIA and Cobb County Food and Nutrition Services work closely to promote district wellness initiatives of increasing milk and fruit and vegetable consumption.