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LCPS Nutrition Services Seeks To Increase Attendance At School Breakfasts With $ 10,000 Grant | News

The Loudoun County Public School Nutrition Services team received a $ 10,000 grant from the Washington football team and its charitable foundation in conjunction with the American Dairy Association, which administrators say will be used to provide more breakfast options at four high schools in the county, according to a statement from LCPS earlier this month.

Members of the LCPS Nutrition Services team received the check for $ 10,000 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Where the Washington football team plays their home games.

LCPS has 57 schools registered with the Dairy Association’s North East Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) program, which aims to promote physical activity and good nutrition in schools. The NFL provides $ 10,000 in grants to school districts per club market each year through FUTP60, which supports initiatives such as campus vegetable gardens and physical activity.

Officials from Loudoun Public School said they intended to use the grant money to bring Breakfast After the Bell carts to four high schools in the district, as well as to donate 1,100. $ global reward to one of the most active participants of the FUTP60 program, Lovettsville Elementary School.

Hugh Brockway, who teaches physical education and is a FUTP60 program advisor in Lovettsville, said in the LCPS announcement that the initiative “has been such an inspiration to the Lovettsville Elementary School and the Lovettsville community.” .

“For the past nine years, students have worked with me to design, build and maintain a school garden that feeds vegetables to our local pantry,” he added.

Brockway said that as part of FUTP60, elementary school students “also created classroom physical activity videos, created school breakfast challenges, painted playtime ideas on asphalt, attended lunch taste test days, hosted other schools and students to teach them Fuel Up to Play 60, and hosted a bike safety rodeo.