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Promoting fitness and healthy eating in schools

Fuel Up to Play 60 is about promoting fitness and healthy eating in schools, here is more about the programs and $4K grants you can apply for.

Kids playing football in front the school building in the first school day

As a parent of 3 girls and a former Teacher myself, I always love hearing about programs promoting fitness and healthy eating in schools and this one by Fuel Up to Play 60 is pretty awesome. Encouraging students to consume low-fat and fat-free dairy products, fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains while achieving at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day is their focus, but there is much more to this fun program funded by the National Football League and National Dairy Council! Special thanks goes out to Fuel Up To Play 60 for sponsoring this post so I could share this program with you.

Let me tell you a little bit about how this program works. Parents can help get the program started in their child’s school, and encourage groups of kids to get involved.

Signing up for the Fuel Up To Play 60 program online is completely free! Once you’ve completed a profile and added your child’s school (if they haven’t been enrolled already) you will receive information on the “Playbook”.

Fuel up to play 60 program

How do you receive funding to start these great programs you might ask. Fuel Up to Play 60 offers grants of up to $4,000 per qualified California K-12 schools each year to kick start these healthy changes! All you have to do is fill out an easy form on the Funding tab followed by General Information on that drop down menu, and you’re done….they will contact you from there.

To explain the Fuel Up to Play 60 six step process in a bit more detail, here is a video that’s very informative.

There are many success stories after other schools have begun and followed thru on the six steps such as Chase Elementary School that started a “Breakfast with Champions” program. 

They invited local High School, College, and even professional athletes to their school to stress the importance of healthy eating and every day physical activity. They were able to hear from those they looked up to about the importance of eating right, getting lots of exercise, and working hard both in the classroom and out….great inspiration there.

As a result of this great program 38 million students are eating healthier by adding nutritious foods like low-fat and fat-free milk and milk products, fruits, vegetables and whole grains to their meals. It is easy to enroll, sign up for funding, and become active in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program as a parent.

If you’re looking to encourage today’s youth to become healthier, and provide funding for your child’s school to add great programs like these, this is a great program to become involved in. It’s free for qualifying California K-12 schools thanks to the National Football League and National Dairy Council. Make sure you get your application in by November 4, 2015 to benefit your child’s school this year. 😉

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Milk Advisory Board.

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