Lakewood High Wins Health Award and Visit from Jets Kicker
New York Jets Kicker Nick Folk will visit Lakewood High School on December 16 to honor the school as the 2014 winner of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Jets PLAY 60 "Eat Right, Move More" program. State Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher will also appear at 12:30 that day.
The school will be awarded $15,000 to improve its food and physical education programs, and will also be recognized on the field at MetLife Stadium during the Jets vs. New England Patriots home game on December 21. The award money will be provided by the Jets, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council, Inc.
This honor comes after Lakewood High participated in the Jets PLAY 60 Challenge, where 100 students committed 60 minutes of physical activity daily for four weeks. The school also passed review of its breakfast and lunch menus, and provided healthier snacks to promote better a lifestyle.
According to a statement from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, the New York Jets Foundation aims to use such initiatives to "positively influence the future for countless young men and women in the tri-state area by promoting fitness and supporting youth football, particularly in the tri-state area by promoting fitness and supporting youth football, particularly in disadvantaged communities."