Greenwood Elementary wins $1,000 from Midwest Dairy

June 18, 2014 

Students and teachers at Greenwood Elementary were recently rewarded for their efforts to get active, eat healthy and make a difference in their school and community.

Greenwood Elementary was selected as one of 60 “Touchdown Schools” in the Midwest to receive $1,000 to further enhance health and wellness initiatives as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

The local school offers a walking club to promote health and wellness to students. Through this club, students tracked their mileage to raise money to donate socks to Coldwater, walking more than 800 miles and donating 160 pairs of socks.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program developed by the National Dairy Council, Midwest Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture.

Nearly 73,000 schools are involved in Fuel Up to Play 60 nationwide.

To become a Touchdown School, schools must meet specific criteria, including having at least one registered Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisor and at least one student who earns enough points by eating healthy and staying active to qualify for Student Ambassador Status.

Schools also had to track their progress in the program and complete all six steps on

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