Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program from the National Dairy Council and the National Football League in cooperation with USDA that empowers youth to improve nutrition and physical activity at their school and for their own health. The American Dairy Association Mideast is partnering with the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals to reach students in Ohio and West Virginia.
How it works
Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages students to work with adults to implement school-wide healthy eating and physical activity “plays”– strategies that help students “fuel up” with nutrient-rich foods, such as low fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables and whole grains and “get up and play” for at least 60 minutes every day.
Students use customizable program tools and resources to create activities before, during or after school, such as a school-wide walking club to get students moving or a grab ‘n’ go breakfast cart to encourage students to eat a nutritious breakfast. The ultimate goal is to ensure changes made at school are sustainable so children have more access to nutrient-rich foods and more opportunities for physical activity throughout the school campus.
How to get started