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Fuel Up to Play 60 - MI Food Heroes

1 in 4 children in the U.S. could face hunger this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every day, school and community food service workers across Michigan work tirelessly to feed children whether in school or learning virtually.

Because a hungry child cannot learn, Michigan's dairy farmers not only applaud but support these efforts to nourish the child's body and mind.

We say "THANK YOU" for caring for our kids. You are true Michigan Food Heroes.

"As I visit school cafeterias, I consistently find school nutrition employees adhering to strict nutritional guidelines, navigating through our daily changing environment (our new normal), while doing it with a smile and often offering a kind word to encourage their coworkers and students they serve. These men and women are encouraging, courageous, and inspiring - True Superheroes," says Office of School Nutrition Executive Director, Carl Williams, reflecting on his hardworking team. Nearly 50,000 students call Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) home. The Office of School Nutrition (OSN) is committed to supporting the educational development of students by providing free meals to all students in grades K-12. Continue reading:

Tune in to stories on food service programs throughout Michigan that continue to provide comforting, consistent and nutritious meals to students. To learn more about the #MiFoodHeroes project, visit:

Fuel Up to Play 60's primary focus is to help schools meet their wellness goals and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. School nutrition professionals are a key component of this program in their efforts to provide healthy meals to students. School meals are essential to student health and academic success. When schools closed due to COVID-19, school nutrition staff made sure that students could still access the meals they needed.