TCHS named to 'Dynamic Dozen' list

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Taylor County School District has received praise for using Fuel Up to Play 60 grant money wisely.

Fuel Up to Play 60, launched by the National Dairy Council and National Football League, encourages students to eat healthy, be active and implement long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools.

There are 1,131 schools in Kentucky participating in Fuel Up to Play 60. Selected by the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Kentucky's "Dynamic Dozen" have demonstrated enthusiasm, creativity and determination while embracing the program's goals to create a healthier school environment. Taylor County High School was named to the "Dynamic Dozen" list.

Under the direction of Deana Shewmaker, family and consumer sciences teacher, Clint Graham, strength and conditioning coach, and Kathy Phelps, director of Food Services, the school used grant money to buy smoothie blenders, test recipes and serve samples, market healthy food items for after-school sales, test fruit and yogurt parfaits, which resulted in them being added to the school menus, implement a Farm to Table Chef's program and add new equipment to its fitness room.