Play 60 Grant allows more kids to eat breakfast at school

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 03: General view of the Play 60 Field during the NFL Experience exhibition before Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center on February 3, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 03: General view of the Play 60 Field during the NFL Experience exhibition before Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center on February 3, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day.

Now, more students than ever are taking the time to eat breakfast at school, thanks to a partnership of the NFL and dairy farmers.

Nearly half of all students in Ohio and West Virginia schools are fueling up thanks to a Play 60 Grant that allows them to eat breakfast at school. These grants are part of a national program that was co-created with the NFL and funded by the dairy farmers in each community.

New national statistics released by the American Dairy Association Mideast show that more kids are taking the time to eat breakfast at school, and 80 percent of kids are drinking more milk and yogurt at the schools receiving funding.

To find out how to get your school district involved in the program, you can visit the Play 60 website here.