Armand Larive Middle School and Angie Treadwell, Family and Community Health Umatilla-Morrow SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator for Oregon State University Extension Center, were recently notified that the school was awarded the Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant in the amount of $3,555.

OSU Extension Center and Armand Larive Middle School joined efforts to apply for the grant. The grant funds received were utilized to purchase a computer, accessories and software for ALTV. The lack of computer equipment limited ALTV students when and what projects they could do. The new computer equipment will enable ALTV students to make more Food Hero time lapse recipe videos to help educate students on healthy recipes.

Additionally, with the new computer equipment purchased, ALTV students were able to compete at the Student Television Network Conference in Anaheim, California on March 28-31. Under the category of Middle School Anchor Team, Armand Larive took 2nd honorable mention.

“We are excited for the opportunity to help Armand Larive students gain additional experience in video production while educating and promoting healthy behaviors among their peers and perhaps, the community at large, said Angie Treadwell.

This Friday, April 7, there will be a Food Hero tasting during lunch at Armand Larive; the student body will be tasting a “Popeye Power Smoothie.”  The Food Hero videos will be shown throughout the school on this day as well.

The Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today’s youth to lead healthier lives. To learn more about the grant visit www.fueluptoplay60.com.