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.
New for 2018!
One “Grand Champion” school will win a $20,000 grant - $10,000 toward an infrastructure or equipment improvement directly for/or related to the School Nutrition Programs, and $10,000 to be used directly for the purchase of physical education equipment. The Grand Champion winner will also receive a Jets school takeover day in the spring, including a visit from Jordan Jenkins and Chandler Catanzaro, Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders, Jets Fest and more! Lastly, the Grand Champion School will be honored on-field at the Jets Play 60 game during the 2018 season.
Two “Division Champion” schools will each win a $5,000 grant - $2,500 toward an infrastructure or equipment improvement directly for or related to the School Nutrition Programs and $2,500 to be used directly for the purchase of physical education equipment.