General Mills, Dairy Council Team for School Breakfast Programs

MINNEAPOLIS -- General Mills Foodservice and the National Dairy Council are joining forces for the sixth consecutive year to offer Fuel Up Breakfast Grants to U.S. schools that participate in the National School Breakfast Program and are enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

A total of $50,000 in foodservice equipment is available for eligible schools for the upcoming school year. Applications are being accepted through Aug. 29, with applicants being notified by Sept. 5 if their application is accepted or denied.

"General Mills is proud to support the Fuel Up Breakfast program, which has helped schools nationwide give students a healthy start to their day with a nutritious breakfast," said Alyca Judge, K-12 senior marketing manager, General Mills Foodservice. "As more schools seek to grow breakfast participation in the new school year, we hope they will take advantage of the grant dollars to help them implement their plans."

Last year, grants were awarded to 29 schools reaching 23,500 students. Since 2009, General Mills Inc. has awarded $375,000 in Fuel Up Breakfast Grants.

"Together we can make a difference. Schools cannot act alone to create a healthier environment. The broader community must work together to support and affect change for children's health," said Jean Ragalie-Carr, president of the National Dairy Council. "That is why we are honored to have such a solid relationship with General Mills Foodservice. The Fuel Up Breakfast Grants program allows us to continue to bring nutritious breakfast options to the school environment and provide students with the resources they need to make healthy choices."

The Fuel Up to Play 60 program is the nation's largest in-school health and wellness program created by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

More information and a grant application can be found here.

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