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 & Dairy Council, Inc. (ADADC) 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 asks 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 ten New Jersey schools each year that go above and beyond state and federal guidelines. The Jets and ADADC 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 the program’s spokesperson, Jets kicker, Nick Folk. Three schools are awarded “Division Champion” grants of $5,000 and a Jets player visit. In addition, we will award an “Early-Bird Conference Champion” chosen from those applications received by November 13, 2015 with the highest questionnaire total and 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 the Jets home football game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Sunday, December 13, 2015.
To apply, click HERE. Applications are due by January 20, 2016.