SF Middle School wins $900 grant, qualifies for chance at more funds
Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 5:01 pm
South Fulton Middle School recently won a $900 grant in the NFL Play 60 program.
The school will be able to compete for more grant money in February.
With the winnings of the first grant, the middle school students are getting to enjoy a food cart during sixth and seventh periods of the school day. Among the healthy snack choices available to the students will be different flavors of milk, cheese, yogurts and other items.
The food cart will be available until school ends in May.
“We are proud of our students for taking the challenge to get healthy and active,” said Chastity Homra, director of Coordinated School Health for the Obion County School System.
Ms. Homra said the next challenge the students are involved in is the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge. After the students complete the six-week challenge, they will be awarded certificates of completion.
The PALA Challenge and Fuel Up to Play 60 are supported by the goals of the first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative to end childhood obesity, according to Ms. Homra.
Published in The Messenger 2.2.11