Newark Schools Get Healthier Options With Some Help from ShopRite and the Dairy Council Health Foundation

December 05, 2016
NFL legend and former Giants’ Punter Sean Landeta joined students at the Oliver Street School in Newark Nov. 30 to showcase healthy eating and fitness strategies.
ShopRite and the Dairy Council Health Foundation recently teamed to help the Newark School District participate in the American Dairy Association and NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program.  Fuel Up to Play 60 kicked in a donation of $10,000 to match ShopRite's $10,000 donation to the Dairy Council Helath Foundation. 

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a school wellness initiative designed around a playbook of healthy eating and physical activity strategies for schools to create a healthier environment for students.  Cafeterias now feature restaurant-like, build-your-own yogurt parfait bars, students participate in NFL Flag Football and ShopRite of Newark is spearheading nutrition education through school visits and in-store field trips. Leah Gorham, registered dietitian at the ShopRite of Newark, also joined students at the Oliver Street School Nov. 30 to talk about the power of good nutrition.
 The Dairy Council Health Foundation (DCHF) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization working to help children stay fit through health and wellness programs in cooperation with the community. Of all the steps schools can take toward creating healthier, higher-achieving students and a culture of wellness, implementing programs that increase access and encourage consumption of nutritious foods and increase physical activity are the most cost-effective way to do so.  

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