Dairy Council Health Foundation and Shoprite Present Grant to Oliver Street School Students to Participate in NFL School Wellness Initiative

Date: 11/30/2016
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Oliver Street School
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[Newark, NJ – November 29, 2016] This Wednesday, November 30, the Dairy Council Health Foundation (DCHF) and ShopRite will present Oliver Street School with a $10,000 grant to participate in the American Dairy Association and NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Former Giants’ punter Sean Landeta and Newark students will showcase healthy eating and physical fitness strategies for attendees.

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. The organization matched the DCHF and ShopRite grant with an additional $10,000. Through the initiative, cafeterias at participating schools will feature restaurant-like build-your-own yogurt parfait bars. In addition, the grant will enable NPS students to participate in NFL Flag Football programs and ShopRite of Newark to teach nutrition education through school visits and in-store field trips.

Media planning to attend should RSVP Brenda Beltram bbeltram@nulladadc.com 973-857-1049/office; 315-491-3318/cell

Who:

  • Oliver Street School Students
  • Sean Landeta, Former Punter for the New York Giants
  • Douglas J. Petty, Principal, Oliver Street School
  • Roger León, Assistant Superintendent, Newark Public Schools
  • Jerry Manley, Store Director, ShopRite of Newark
  • Leah Gorham, Registered Dietitian, ShopRite of Newark
  • Jen Banker, Blue Hills Dairy Farm, Morrisville, NY

What:

  • Former Giants’ punter Sean Landeta and Newark students showcase new healthy eating and physical fitness strategies

About Dairy Council Health Foundation (DCHF)
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.