Fuel Up to Play 60 promotes physical activity, nutrition programs
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical education program that encourages students to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The program provides funding to schools for projects that promote nutrition and physical activity.
South Dakota has more than 300 schools participating in the program. This program is sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the NFL.
There will be an informational webinar about Fuel Up to Play 60 on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 3-4 p.m. (Central Time). This is a free webinar that will feature two Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisors - teachers who will talk about their experiences running the program. To register for the webinar, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/801386082.
Childhood Obesity rates have reached epidemic levels. Helping ensure children have access to healthy foods, and an opportunity to get physical activity at school is critical step in fighting this epidemic.
Fuel Up to Play 60 empowers students to implement sustainable, positive changes for their own health and inspire long-term healthy changes in their schools. Students have the opportunity to participate in fun challenges, track their healthy eating and physical activity, and earn fun rewards!
For more information, check out fueluptoplay60.com.
For more details about the application process, click here. The next deadline is Feb. 1.
Contact Mary Kirk in the Department of Education with any questions.