School Nutrition Recognized for District Achievement

School Nutrition Recognized for District Achievement
Posted on 02/11/2016

Winners of the annual Fuel Up to Play 60 Breakfast contest were announced in January, and Robertson County Schools not only made the list, but also placed at the top of the list for middle school/high school increase in breakfast participation.

 

East Robertson High School registered the high mark with a 47% increase in breakfast participation and a 30% increase in milk consumption.  They will receive a Titans Breakfast Party Celebration, complete with an appearance by a Tennessee Titan player, and a cash prize of $2,500.

 

Five other Robertson County schools were recognized as well, registering a greater-than-10% increase in breakfast participation.  They were:

            Greenbrier High School

            Robert F. Woodall Elementary School

            Coopertown Middle School

            Greenbrier Middle School

            Watauga Elementary School

 

According to the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school nutrition and physical activity program, works in 73,000 schools nationwide to increase physical activity, healthy eating habits and access to nutritious foods through student, teacher and parent involvement. The program is a partnership between the National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with the USDA and is administered in the Southeast by SUDIA.

 

Fuel Up to Play 60 helps students make positive changes in their schools by improving opportunities to consume nutrient-rich foods and get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The ultimate goal is to ensure sustainable, positive changes at schools that complement an academic environment. Families, communities and local governments all have a role in helping today’s children learn about the importance of proper nutrition and physical activity.

 

Congratulations to each of the RCS schools who won, and to the RCS Nutrition department for highlighting and emphasizing this important part of a daily school schedule. 

 

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