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Last year, TIME magazine featured butter on the cover of one issue. Now, Time.com features full-fat dairy once again, making the case for whole milk, cheese and other dairy products, spotlighting the unintended consequences of the "war on fat" for the past few decades.
Wellness Corps, a Fuel Up to Play 60-affiliated program first piloted at Northwestern University in Illinois, is launching at the University of Nebraska. Wellness Corps connects university student-athletes with America's youth to inspire them to embrace the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.
Three Peoria Public Schools were awarded funding as part of the new USDA/Fuel Up to Play 60 Equipment Grant partnership to support grab-and-go breakfast programs. The school nutrition director turned to Midwest Dairy Council and the new grants when school administrators committed to bringing breakfast to the classroom at three schools starting in April.
The Kansas City Chiefs Community of Caring Team and Midwest Dairy Council visited Silver City Elementary to bring a special surprise to the KC Wolf assembly the school won through Fuel Up to Play 60.
Robert Frost Elementary School in Sioux Falls recently raised $2,300 toward the purchase of milk in Feeding South Dakota food pantries as part of their “Fuel Up Your Community” play for Fuel Up to Play 60.
Six University of Iowa dietetic interns had the chance to visit a dairy farm as part of their community rotation. The visited Schanbacher Acres in Atkins to learn about dairy cow comfort, diet and the farm's sustainability measures, all while walking among the dairy cows in the barn.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson emphasized the importance of breakfast and encouraged Arkansas school districts to adopt a Breakfast After the Bell program by declaring March as Arkansas School Breakfast Month.
In collaboration with the Minnesota Beef Council and Monsanto, Midwest Dairy Council hosted a beef and dairy farm tour for 17 Minnesota registered dietitian nutritionists the day prior to the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’s annual conference.