Giants’ Sean Landeta, $20K Kickstart Newark Health Initiative

By: Jessica Mazzola | NJ Advance Media for | Email the author | Follow on Twitter

NEWARK – City kids got a sweet taste of the healthy life Wednesday, thanks to $20,000 in grant money to start up the “Fuel Up to Play 60” program at the Oliver Street School.

Former New York Giants Punter Sean Landeta was at the school Wednesday to help celebrate the grant, donated by the nonprofit Dairy Council Health Foundation, ShopRite, and Fuel Up, a program of the American Dairy Association and the NFL.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a school wellness initiative aimed at getting kids moving, and eating healthier foods. Thanks to the program and grant money, the Oliver Street School welcomed Wednesday a new build-your-own yogurt parfait bar in its cafeteria, and an NFL flag football program.

The ShopRite of Newark is also leading a nutrition education campaign that will include dietician visits to the school, and in-store field trips.

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