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Cambridge Elementary gets active, wins $4,000 from Fuel Up to Play 60 Program

CAMBRIDGE, Vt. — Cambridge Elementary School has won a $4,000 grant as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. The award was presented by the New England Dairy and Food Council, in conjunction with the National Football League.
Fuel Up to Play 60 promotes in-school nutrition and physical activity at schools across the country by encouraging students to eat nutrient-rich food and exercise at least 60 minutes per day.
Part of the money Cambridge Elementary won will go toward buying exercise equipment for in the classroom — including yoga balls.

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Abbey Group schools conquer Breakfast After the Bell Challenge

Three of the Abbey Group’s schools have won the second round of the Vermont Breakfast After the Bell Challenge.

The challenge — a collaboration between Hunger Free Vermont and the New England Dairy and Food Council — encourages schools to increase breakfast participation by at least 20 percent by moving breakfast after the bell, according to Hunger Free Vermont’s website.

Highgate Elementary School, Missisquoi Valley Union High School and North Country Union Junior High School will be receiving “Breakfast After the Bell Champion” banners to proudly display in their schools.

Schools win the award by having high participation in the National School Breakfast Program.

Highgate Elementary’s breakfast participation grew 117 percent; MVU’s increased by 642 percent; and North Country saw 118 percent growth.

On an average day, 65 percent of Highgate Elementary’s population eats breakfast. At MVU, that population is 89 percent. Coming in a bit lower, 37 percent of North Country’s population eats breakfast at school.

Press conferences will come at the schools.

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Congratulations Miranda Gallagher on winning the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!


Congratulations to Miranda Gallagher  from The Abbey Group for her winning recipe for the Let’s Move! Healthy Lunchtime Challenge! Miranda is a student at Fairfax Elementary school and to celebrate, we are featuring her winning recipe this September for the entire school to enjoy.

Congratulations Miranda!

For more information on the Let’s Move! Campaign, the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Miranda’s recipe and story, please visit their blog.

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