Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school. Students can win cool prizes, like an NFL player visit or Super Bowl tickets, for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day.
The goals of Fuel Up To Play 60 are similar to the goals promoted through the 4-H foods and nutrition and health projects. They include:
- Students are motivated to make better food choices – such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat and fat-free dairy – and be more physically active before, during and after school.
- Schools have increased access to nutrient-rich foods and sustained opportunities for physical activity.
- Continually improve school environments and school stakeholders are supportive of nutrient-rich foods and physical activity.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and 4-H & Youth Development Program have partnered with Dairy Max to help integrate the Fuel Up To Play 60 program in to Texas schools. As a 4-H member, you can lead the charge to get Fuel Up To Play 60 started in your school and community. Be sure to contact your County Extension Agent to gain their support. Below are resources to support your efforts.