FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
The Slater School District- AWARDED SCHOOL NUTRITION EQUIPMENT GRANT
Grant will promote healthy school environment by meeting critical equipment, infrastructure needs
The Slater School District recently received $1976.00 in grant funds from Midwest Dairy
Council, an affiliate of the National Dairy Council, for kitchen equipment and infrastructure
upgrades to improve breakfast in the classroom and ensure that students have access to
nutritious foods. Other Missouri schools that have implemented an alternative breakfast
program such as breakfast in the classroom, have seen a decrease in school nurse visits
and an increase in breakfast participation. “We are thrilled to have been chosen as a recipient
of the school nutrition equipment grants,” said Abbey Hemeyer, Food Service Director.
“These funds will enable our district to provide a nutritional start to the school day for all
Eligible school districts nationwide had the opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 per school to
support the purchase of equipment including utility carts, coolers, utensils, point of purchase
equipment, etc. The Slater School District is one of 93 to receive grant support via these funds
in the Midwest Dairy Council region. The district applied for funds to support hot and cold food
storage bags, carts and food containers.
About Midwest Dairy Council®: Midwest Dairy Council, an affiliate of National Dairy Council, is the nutrition education division of Midwest Dairy Association. The Council is dedicated to dairy nutrition research and education through the investment of 7,400 dairy farm families across 10 Midwestern states, and is committed to child health and wellness through our collaborative program, Fuel Up to Play 60. For more information, visit www.midwestdairy.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.
About National Dairy Council (NDC)
For 100 years, National Dairy Council (NDC), the non-profit organization founded by dairy farmers and funded by the national dairy checkoff program, is committed to nutrition education and research-based communications. NDC provides science-based nutrition information to, and in collaboration with, a variety of stakeholders committed to fostering a healthier nation, including health professionals, educators, school nutrition directors, academia, industry, consumers and media. Established in 1915, NDC comprises a staff of registered dietitians and nutrition research and communications experts across the country. NDC is dedicated to promoting child health and wellness through programs such as Fuel Up to Play 60. Developed by NDC and the National Football League (NFL), Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. See more at: www.nationaldairycouncil.org