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Dairy Farmers, Fuel Up To Play 60 and USDA commit $35M to Improve Nutrition at Schools

In recognition of all the dairy community has done to improve students’ lives, USDA is partnering with Fuel Up to Play 60 through a commitment of $30 million in nutrition-equipment grants that will combine with a $5 million commitment from America’s dairy farmers to improve nutrition at school, according to DairyGood.org.

These dollars will be instrumental in helping schools achieve wellness goals and to serve nutritious meals that students want to eat. The Fuel Up to Play 60 program is the largest, and most effective, in-school health and wellness program in the country, bettering the lives of more than 38 million students in 73,000 schools across the country.

Paul Rovey, DMI Chair and Arizona dairy farmer, was interviewed by CBS 5 Phoenix at Super Bowl 50 about the grants. You can watch the interview below.

 

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