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Fueling up for fitness

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Riverside Elementary School teacher Kellea Wilkinson presented information at the Tuesday evening board of education meeting about the implementation of a unique grant that encourages health and fitness among students during the school day.

Ms. Wilkinson and Amy McDaniel, physical education teacher, applied for and received a $4,500 Fuel Up to Play 60 grant this year that is helping to fund a variety of activities for elementary students.

The grant was founded by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with USDA, to “empower students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school,” according to www.fueluptoplay60.com.

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