One More Sip Makes the Difference

Posted On March 23rd, 2017 by

We all know that wasting food is a concerning problem, but very few people see this issue up close like a school custodian. Meet Mark Glende, senior custodian at Sioux Trail Elementary School in Burnsville, […]

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Super Kid Sophie’s Journey to the Super Bowl

Posted On February 14th, 2017 by

What does it feel like to be named the NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid?! Our Kansas Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador, Sophie, just had the experience of a lifetime! Sophie is a dynamic […]

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Develops Student Leaders

Posted On September 15th, 2016 by

I’ve personally seen how Fuel Up to Play 60 empowers students to improve the nutrition and physical activity environment in their schools.  The program impacts students’ lives by building confidence, developing leadership skills and improving […]

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Schools Commit to Health and Wellness

Posted On June 29th, 2016 by

When schools reach ‘touchdown’ status as a participant in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, it means they have invested in making sustainable changes for the health of their students.

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Fueling Greatness with School Breakfast

Posted On March 4th, 2016 by
March is National Nutrition Month. It’s a great time to focus on your family’s healthy eating habits and physical activity. In addition, March 7-11 is National School Breakfast Week. It’s a good reminder of the importance of your family starting each day with a nutritious breakfast.
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Celebrate National School Lunch Week with a Farm to School Twist

Posted On October 12th, 2015 by
Bright colored trays, friendly and familiar voices, smells of fresh baked bread... some of my fondest memories from my schools days still take me back to our school cafeteria. Of course, I'll be the first to admit I spent a good chunk of my time visiting with friends, but I always managed to clean my plate - no healthy trash cans back when I was in school.
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An Illinois Farm Girl Follows Her Heart from Farm to School

Posted On October 8th, 2015 by
A typical day for Cassie, who is always sporting braids, boots and a smile, is helping her father with the cows or her Grandpa Jim with the crops. Of course, Cassie, like any other 9-year-old, loves to play with her friends and, more times than not, she invites them out to the farm.
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Fueling Greatness with Breakfast in School

Posted On March 29th, 2015 by

As March comes to a close, let’s reflect on some of the highlights of the month. First, I found myself home with the kids more days than usual due to snow days. There is […]

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School Breakfast Makes the Grade

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 by

As we celebrate National School Breakfast Week, March 2 to 6, 2015, there’s some great news about morning meals at school. Most importantly, participation in USDA’s School Breakfast Program is growing across the country. […]

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