Hudson County School Wins Grand Prize in NJDA, Jets, Dairy Council Eat Right, Move More Program
Â (WEST NEW YORK) â€“ New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and New York Jets offensive tackle Dâ€™Brickashaw Ferguson announced today that schools in Bogota, Englewood, Hamilton, Linden and West Orange are this yearâ€™s winners of the Eat Right, Move More contest.
Â Fisher and Ferguson visited the grand prize winner, West New York Public School #4 in West New York, for a special program and to present the school with a check for a $5,000 kitchen makeover, made possible by the Jets and the American Dairy Association & Dairy Councilâ€™s Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign.Â School officials plan to use the money to update and repair the schoolâ€™s salad bar serving system, increase access to daily fruits and vegetables with interesting containers and educate students with sign boards with nutrition facts and impacts of their choices.
â€œWe have seen improvements in school nutrition, including more whole grains, lower fat milk and an abundance of fruits and vegetables and the Eat Right, Move More program has been a natural complement to these efforts,â€ said Secretary Fisher.Â â€œWe are very proud of PS #4 and this yearâ€™s other winning schools for their achievements and commitment to making breakfast available to more students on a daily basis.â€
The Eat Right, Move More program, a partnership between the Jets, the Department of Agriculture and the American Dairy Association & Dairy Councilâ€™s Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign, encourages New Jersey school children to take advantage of healthy foods in their school cafeterias and become more active.