For 100 years, New England Dairy & Food Council has built a legacy of supporting healthy kids and student academic success through science-based nutrition education resources and wellness interventions.

Through our flagship youth wellness program, Fuel Up to Play 60, schools in our region have started or expanded their meal programs to reach more students with nutritious breakfasts and lunches each day.

With the help of grant funding and other resources, schools have enhanced meal programs by implementing new serving models, adding new menu items, and using new marketing materials for school meals.

Read more about our youth wellness impact in New England in our brochure. Below are examples of schools in New England that have started, expanded, or enhanced their school meal programs through activating the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

Transforming Breakfast

Title Description
Breakfast at Thompson Public Schools in Connecticut School breakfast participation increased by over 150% when new models were implemented. One-Pager
Grab-n-Go Program at Salemwood School in Massachusetts "The nurse for the school has had a substantial decrease in the number of students coming down to her complaining about being hungry!" One-Pager
Springfield Public Schools in Massachusetts: A Case Study How did Springfield increase student performance? With breakfast available for all. Case Study
Springfield Public Schools in Massachusetts: One-pager This one-pager provides a high-level summary of the Springfield Public Schools case study. One-Pager
Adding Smoothies to Breakfast in the East Hartford Public Schools District in Connecticut The kids of East Hartford love the new smoothie program for breakfast. One-Pager
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