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December 6, 2016 GMT

D. Newlin Fell School gets visit from Eagles, $10K grant

Students and faculty at the D. Newlin Fell School were afforded with a special Fuel Up to Play 60 pep rally last month, thanks in part to the Philadelphia Eagles, the American Dairy Association North East and the American Heart Association.

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews, safety Rodney McLeod and cornerback Jalen Mills joined the Eagles cheerleaders and mascot Swoop to participate in activities with students that encouraged them to embrace healthy eating and living an active lifestyle. A farmer with the dairy association demonstrated how to balance a nutritious diet.

The pep rally was sponsored by the American Dairy Association North East, ACME and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

At the conclusion of the pep rally, the grade school at 900 W. Oregon Ave. was presented with a $10,000 Hometown Grant for programs to educate students about living healthier.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council, the NFL and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.