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Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program from Dairy MAX, 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 commitment by dairy farmers to improve America’s future by funding programs like Fuel Up to Play 60, along with our partners, is outlined in our Guiding Principles.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans placed a focus on America’s children, and Fuel Up to Play 60 takes the guidelines into schools.

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 like low-fat and fat-free dairy milk, cheese and yogurt, fruits, vegetables and whole grains and to “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-and-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 help
Parents, health professionals, and school staff can all help. Simply go to the Fuel Up to Play 60 website and register to become a program advisor. Then recruit students and other adults to activate the six steps to be on your way to a healthier school. 

Learn more about Fuel Up to Play 60.

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