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Perkasie dairy farmer promotes milk at school


Dairy farmer Jimmy Harris of Holly Brooks Farm in Perkasie recently participated in a Fuel Up to Play 60 kickoff event at Edgewood Elementary School in the Pennsbury School District in Yardley.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is the in-school dairy checkoff partnership between the National Football League that promotes healthy eating, including dairy, along with 60 minutes of physical activity each day. American Dairy Association North East utilizes this program to implement meal strategies that optimize dairy sales in schools.

“As a dairy farmer, I’m proud to support programs like Fuel Up to Play 60, which empower students to prioritize wellness,” said Harris. “By giving them the tools to live an active lifestyle, and eat healthy foods, like milk, cheese and yogurt, we’re helping students build habits that last a lifetime.”

Harris participated in a question-and-answer session with the students, joined them in exercises and activities, and sampled new dairy breakfast items the school district will be offering during the 2019-2020 school year. Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop participated in the event and local Philadelphia FOX affiliate also attended, broadcasting live on the morning show.