UV receives grant for participating in 'Fuel Up' nutrition program

NEW BERLIN – The Unadilla Valley Central School District was awarded a $3,000 grant by the American Dairy Association in cooperation with the NFL for their participation in the ‘Fuel Up to Play 60’ program.

Child Nutrition Specialist Gina Vance presented the award this morning for the school’s “dedication to promoting healthy eating habits in the cafeteria and at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.”

Approximately 250 school districts west of Syracuse are eligible to participate in the program, explained Vance, although only nine were considered “high ranking” and received one of the grants provided through donations from New York State dairy farmers.

“The process required participation from the wellness committee, the cafeteria and the physical education department to receive this award,” said UV Wellness Committee spokesperson Megan Tumilowicz. “It wasn’t that hard, it was just about doing the leg work and having everyone participate ... everyone came together and we’re very proud of what was accomplished.”

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