Annville Elementary has been recognized as one of five winners of the Dannon® Danimals® and Fuel Up to Play 60 national retail promotion. Created to fuel healthy changes for youth, the partnership was launched in 2015 to encourage families and communities to search for one of five “golden” Danimals Bongo bottles and/or Danimals Squeezable pouches for the chance to win an epic school field day with former Philadelphia Eagles running back, Brian Westbrook. Westbrook was a running back for the Eagles from 2002-2009.
With more than 75 million packages of Danimals Smoothies and Squeezable lowfat yogurts sold at retailers across the country in 2016, and through fun and engaging content, Dannon and Fuel Up to Play 60 helped inspire kids to fuel up with nutritious foods and to get active for at least 60 minutes a day.
On Wednesday, May 10, Annville-Cleona Elementary will receive a Field Day with Westbrook to help get each student moving and participating in fun physical fitness activities and drills, along with fun nutrition information and Danimals samples. In addition Dannon will present the school with $6,000 to support health and wellness programming.
“We are so proud to be partnering up with Fuel Up to Play 60 in an initiative that fuels healthy changes for kids through physical activity and nourishing foods like Danimals,” said Angela Grist, Director of Marketing for Kids & Hispanics at The Dannon Company, Inc. “This ‘Golden Bongo’ search has been very exciting and we are looking forward to celebrating and hearing more stories from the winners.”
Created in partnership by the National Football League (NFL) and the National DairyCouncil, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fuel Up to Play 60 creates real transformational change in schools nationwide. As a result of the program, 13 million students are eating better by adding nutritious foods like low-fat and fat-free milk and milk products, fruits, vegetables and whole grains to their meals. Additionally, 16 million are getting more physically active before, during and after the school day.
ACDN-TV and LDNN (Little Dutchmen News Network) will be on hand to cover the event and participate in the press conference.
–BY ROBERT MAYFIELD