Fuel Up to Play 60 Training Camps
by Jennifer Tagliarino
Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program, encourages students to work with adults to make healthy changes in their schools.
To serve as a catalyst for this goal, ADA Mideast hosted three Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Training Camps in Cincinnati, Cleveland and White Sulphur Springs, WV.
Nearly 300 program advisors, educators and students participated in the one-day training camps to learn how to achieve Fuel Up to Play 60’s highest honor – becoming a Touchdown School.
To earn this national recognition, each school must tackle these Six Steps (in any order) and record on the Program Advisor’s dashboard:
Step 1: Join the League
Register to become a Program Advisor at www.fueluptoplay60.com. Encourage students to join the movement!
Step 2: Build Teams and Draft Players
Encourage students on your FUTP60 team to earn points by logging activity on the student dashboard. Students who earn 30,000 points are eligible to apply to become a Student Ambassador and receive special recognition! Strong teams have active participation from community members, school administrators and food service staff.
Step 3: Kickoff
Create a plan to spread the word about Fuel Up to Play 60 at your school and engage your student body! Some ideas include having a presentation during lunchtime, promoting during the morning announcements, etc.
Step 4: Survey the Field
Complete the School Wellness Investigation, located on the Program Advisor dashboard, to help identify the strengths and find areas for improvement in the health and wellness of your school.
Step 5: Game Time
Commit to one Healthy Eating and one Physical Activity Play. Check out these examples!
Step 6: Light Up the Scoreboard
We want to hear from you! Share your success story with the Fuel Up to Play 60 community through your dashboard and online using #ADACamp!
FUTP60 plays a key role in supporting school breakfast programs. Resources include grant funds that can be used for equipment such as mobile breakfast carts, smoothie stations, breakfast bars or other tools that help more students be their best and eat breakfast everyday.
To support FUTP60, the American Dairy Association Mideast provides materials to schools to help expand breakfast programs, improve nutrition and physical activity, and fun videos featuring Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns and Michael Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals. Additional materials, such as FUTP60 Activity Sheets, are also available.
Have questions about Fuel Up to Play 60 or how your school can get involved? Contact us!