In schools and communities throughout Oregon, the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and its many partners are actively involved with supporting quality education, active lifestyles and healthy communities. The Council administers grants for equipment and activities, partners on award and recognition programs and manages health and wellness programs. Reach out to us to find out how we’re supporting your schools and local community.

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Looking to support health and wellness at your school? Funding is available for healthy eating and physical activity initiatives for Oregon schools. Apply today for Fuel Up to Play 60 grants of up to $4,000 per school.

April 26 – June 14, 2017


futp60_rgbWelcome! Over 725 schools in Oregon and 73,000 schools nationwide have joined Fuel Up to Play 60. Fuel Up to Play 60 is a fun, free, school-wide wellness program that encourages youth empowerment and leadership to promote healthy eating and physical activity initiatives.  Oregon schools benefit from grant funding opportunities. Website

We are your local Oregon team-here to support your school nutrition programs and wellness efforts.

Crista HawkinsCrista Hawkins, RDN, LD
Director of School Programs
Direct: 971-673-2725


erin-hirte_300pxErin Hirte, RDN, LD
Manager of School Programs
Direct: 971-673-2729


Check out this highlights video from our 2016 Summit at Purdue University.


FUTP60 Cooler Front with Dispensing LidPower up your team with delicious, nutritious milk. Apply now for a free cooler and travel cart that holds 50 cartons. Must be a Fuel Up to Play 60 school to apply. We can help you with this step! Contact us.




cheese-tool-kitWe are offering to ship the Oregon Harvest Cheese Poster for your schools at no charge. In the future, these posters will be available to download with the other posters and toolkits on the Oregon Department of Education’s Oregon Harvest for Schools website.

Oregon School District Nutrition Directors [order here]


pizza_recipes_food_service_detailAs an added bonus, check out the delicious pizza recipes for your school nutrition programs created by Executive Chef Jason Morse. They use whole grain dough and many local foods, specifically for schools. The home version is also available to share with families — a great way to involve students and foster school/home connections to support wellness. You will receive printed copies of these recipes in protective sleeves for your schools along with posters. In the meantime, both versions are available here.

Oregon-School-Wellness-AwardsThree outstanding Oregon schools are selected each year for exemplary wellness work. Since 2008, the Oregon Department of Education, with sponsorship from Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and support from the Nutrition Council of Oregon has recognized winning schools across the state for creatively promoting nutrition and physical activity. Read more about the School Wellness Award and view list of winning schools.

action-for-healthy-kids_nationalAction for Healthy Kids is the nation’s leading nonprofit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by partnering with schools to improve nutrition and physical activity to help our kids learn to eat right, be active every day, and be ready to learn.

The Oregon Action for Healthy Kids Team is looking to engage new members that can help the Team continue to do great work in Oregon. Oregon team webpage