Magic Valley schools cash in on Fuel Up to Play 60

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(KMVT/KSVT) - A few schools in the Magic Valley received grants from the Idaho Dairy Council to support the Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives.

These schools were Pillar Falls Elementary, Filer High and Shoshone High.

The funds will go toward multiple tools and resources that improve physical activity and jump start and sustain a healthy nutrition.

"One example of that is purchasing a fruit and vegetable slicer so it makes one of those whole foods easier to eat and more appealing to the students at school," said April Bruns, Dairy West's health and wellness manager.

The program is designed to prevent childhood obesity by fueling up on healthier food choices and playing for 60 minutes.

The three schools received a little more than $10,000 combined. The council awarded 24 schools in Idaho with grants totaling $80,678.

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