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15 Eastern Idaho schools receive funding for wellness programs

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Idaho Dairy Council is awarding grants to 24 Idaho schools to support their Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives.

Hundreds of schools from across the country applied for funding, and 15 Eastern Idaho school were selected.

Grants awarded for this funding period totaled $80,678. Eastern Idaho schools received $53,793 of that.

The Eastern Idaho schools are:

  • American Heritage Charter School (Idaho Department of Education)
  • Cloverdale Elementary School (Bonneville Joint School District)
  • Downey Elementary School (Marsh Valley School District)
  • Falls Valley Elementary School (Bonneville Joint School District)
  • Hillview Elementary School (Bonneville Joint School District)
  • Iona Elementary School (Bonneville Joint School District)
  • Lincoln Alternative High School (Bonneville Joint School District)
  • Midway Elementary School (Jefferson Joint School District)
  • Rigby Middle School (Jefferson Joint School District)
  • Rimrock Elementary School (Bonneville Joint School District)
  • Ririe Elementary School (Ririe School District)
  • Summit Hills Elementary School (Bonneville School District)
  • Swan Valley Elementary School (Swan Valley School District)
  • Tiebreaker Elementary School (Bonneville Joint School District)
  • Woodland Hills Elementary School (Bonneville Joint School District)

According to Bonneville Joint School District child nutrition director Heather Plain, SNS, Fuel Up to Play 60 takes the district's child-nutrition program to the next level.

"We're pretty limited on funds, and the equipment the Idaho Dairy Council has granted us allows us to provide different types of meals for our students that we couldn't have in the past," Plain said. "Plus, Fuel Up to Play 60 pairs nutrition and physical activity, which go hand in hand. For us it's the perfect program and provides a really good balance."

Plain said the smoothie machines the Idaho Dairy Council through Dairy West granted Bonneville Joint School District schools lets them provide some higher-end meals that we haven't been able to in the past, and that serving tables purchased with grant funds allow area schools to serve kids quicker.


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