New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher along with New York Jets offensive linemen Wesley Johnson and Brandon Shell today visited Pace Charter School of Hamilton to honor the school as the “Grand Champion” for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Jets PLAY 60 “Eat Right, Move More” program.
The Jets PLAY 60 “Eat Right, Move More” program, a partnership between the Jets, the Department of Agriculture, and the American Dairy Association North East, encourages New Jersey school children to take advantage of healthy foods in their school cafeterias and become more active.
“This partnership with the Jets has helped schools do more to provide healthy food choices for students and encourage them to get more exercise,” said Secretary Fisher. “We applaud Pace Charter School for going that extra mile to ensure that children have access to fresh fruits and vegetables and other nutritious foods as well as opportunities to move more.”
Johnson and Shell visited the school for a fun and educational program and presented the school with a $15,000 grant to improve school food service and physical education programs, made possible by the Jets and the American Dairy Association North East.
“Prioritizing healthy foods and being active is so important for my daily routine to be successful on and off the field,” said Johnson. “The Jets and the Department of Agriculture have a great program to motivate schools and students to live healthier lifestyles.”
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture administers the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, special milk and after-school snack, Summer Food Service Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program. Almost 700,000 children eat lunch at school every day in the Garden State.
View the full press statement here.