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Abbey Hemeyer
Tuesday, July 10, 2018



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 

elementary students."

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.

“Midwest Dairy Council’s dairy farm families have supported school nutrition for more than 100 years, and we are excited to support our local schools,” said Melissa Young, Vice President of Health and Wellness for Midwest Dairy Council.


 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 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: