Eat Right Move More

Launched in 2006, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Jets PLAY 60 Eat Right, Move More Program in partnership with the American Dairy Association Northeast (ADANE) encourages New Jersey school children to take advantage of healthy foods in their school cafeterias and become more active through grant incentives and Jets player visits.

The campaign encouages schools to challenge their students to get 60 minutes of physical activity every day and invites schools to submit their most creative cafeteria meal menus to determine which New Jersey schools each year that go above and beyond state and federal guidelines. The Jets and ADANE provide grants to the winning schools, which can be used for cafeteria infrastructure improvements and physical education equipment.

One “Grand Champion” winning school is awarded a $15,000 grant and a visit from a Jets player. Three schools are awarded “Division Champion” grants of $5,000 and a Jets player visit. In addition, we award a “Pre-Season Season Champion” in the fall that will receive a “surprise” visit at their school by Nick Folk delivering tickets for eight (8) student and staff representatives to attend and be recognized at a Jets football game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

To apply, go to jets.formstack.com/forms/jetsplay60ermm.

Launched in 2006, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Jets PLAY 60 Eat Right, Move More Program along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council, Inc encourage New Jersey school children to take advantage of healthy foods in their school cafeterias and become more active through grant incentives and Jets player visits. The campaign also challenges schools to get 60 minutes of activity every day for their students and submit their cafeteria meal menus to determine the five schools with the most creative meal selections each year that go above and beyond state and federal guidelines. We are proud to partner with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Dairy Association & Dairy Council, Inc. who provide matching grants to the winning schools for cafeteria infrastructure improvements and physical education equipment. Jets Kicker Nick Folk is the programs spokesperson. Annually, one grand prize winning school is awarded a $15,000 grant, a visit from Folk along with being recognized on the field at a Jets home game. First prize grants of $5,000 and a Jets player visit are awarded to four schools. $1,000 grants are awarded to five finalists.

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