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As a Fuel Up to Play 60 student leader, here are a number of great things you can do to help spread the word about Fuel Up to Play 60 in your community, school and state!Download PDF
Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassadors demonstrate a passion for taking control of their health and wellness, and encouraging their fellow students to do the same. They are not only actively engaged and involved in Fuel Up to Play 60, but are leaders among their peers, working to improve physical fitness and nutrition habits within their schools.
Robbie S. - National Ambassador from Arkansas
Eating healthy, staying active, and encouraging others to do so runs in the Sodoski family. Robbie S., an 11-year-old from Mansfield, Ark., applied to be a Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassador after encouragement from his mom, a Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisor. Robbie’s mom saw her son’s enthusiasm for eating healthy and staying active, and knew his passion for the program was contagious.
Shauna G. - National Ambassador from Illinois
Shauna G., 13, of Plainfield, Ill., can’t wait to spread the word about the importance of taking proper care of your body – starting at a very young age.
Rachel B. - National Ambassador from Iowa
Rachel B. of Waverly/Shell Rock, Iowa, doesn’t see eating healthy and staying active as chores, but things that she wants to do. As a Fuel Up to Play 60 National Student Ambassador, she is looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle.
Rachael O. - National Ambassador from Missouri
Rachael O., a 12-year-old from Affton, Mo., knows the importance of eating healthy and staying active. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Rachael came to the United States in 2008. She brought with her a love of sports and leadership, and was excited to get involved in Fuel Up to Play 60 and lead her school on a healthier path. She is excited to step into her new role as a Fuel Up to Play 60 National Student Ambassador and help spread the messages of eating right and staying active on a national level.
Cainin W. - Arkansas
As an avid football, basketball, soccer and baseball player, 11-year-old Cainin W. from Morrilton, Ark. knows the benefits of staying active, and he doesn’t let things like asthma and allergies get in his way. As Arkansas’ Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassador, he looks forward to helping his peers maintain healthy and active lifestyles as well (and maybe meeting a few football players along the way!)
Taylor H. - Illinois
Taylor H. hopes to use what she learned in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program to help not only her classmates, but also her community.
Lexus C. - Iowa
Living a healthy lifestyle is a family affair for Lexus C. Since getting involved with Fuel Up to Play 60, she and her mom have been eating healthier foods, and she and her dad exercise regularly together and lift weights. Lexus plays various sports including basketball, volleyball and soccer, which is her passion. She even serves as a referee for both recreational and competitive soccer teams. Lexus knows that eating healthy and staying active leads to a better life, and is looking forward to setting a good example for her school and state as a Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassador.
Jessica U. - Kansas
Jessica U. likes to lead by example. To her, Fuel Up to Play 60 means eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise, but it also means helping to teach her peers about the importance of being active every day and eating healthy.
Andrew G. - Minnesota
Andrew G. likes to keep busy all year long. When he’s not playing hockey, baseball, basketball, football or lacrosse, he is participating in other extra-curricular activities, including Boy Scouts and church confirmation.
Tim K. - Minnesota
As Minnesota’s Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador, Tim K. hopes to spend this year meeting new friends and learning fun ways to be active.
Joey M. - Missouri
Joey M., a 5th grade student from Wildwood, Mo., easily gets at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. He loves to play baseball, basketball and run on his school’s track team. While staying active comes easy to Joey, he finds it harder to make healthy eating choices all the time. By getting involved as a student ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, he hopes to learn more about nutritious foods and their benefits. With this knowledge, he wants to help other kids make good choices by showing them that healthy foods can be delicious too! He also wants to help others understand how beneficial physical activity is for your body, brain and overall well-being.
James (Solaris) A. - Nebraska
Fourteen-year-old James A. – known as “Solaris” to his friends and family – believes that the most important way to Fuel Up to Play 60 is to simply make time to have fun with friends every day. If he makes that choice, he finds that it inspires him to make more good choices – like opting to skip unhealthy foods in favor of more nutrient-rich options. A thyroid cancer survivor, Solaris is thrilled to have found that the combination of healthy eating and play time allows him to focus more in class, and to have more energy.
Gavin M. - Nebraska
Sometimes, your older sister might know a thing or two after all. Gavin M., State Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador representing Nebraska, is thrilled to be one of the first “legacy” ambassadors – his older sister got involved in the program when it began at Saint John Nepomucene School in Weston, Neb., several years ago, and has also served as a program ambassador.
Olivia L. - North Dakota
Olivia L. describes herself as independent, outgoing, ambitious and hard working – all qualities that should serve her well as North Dakota’s Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador.
Garret H. - Oklahoma
Garret H., 13, is bursting with ideas to encourage his peers at Locust Grove Middle School to make healthier lifestyle choices. His motivation? To bring one of his NFL heros to his hometown for a visit this year.
Lynzie J. - Oklahoma
Lynzie J., is wise beyond her years. It’s apparent to her – at the ripe young age of eleven – that the technological advances provided by smartphones and other electronic devices could be detrimental to the health of an entire generation, if not carefully monitored.
Carolyne B. - South Dakota
Carolyne B. would like to use her year as South Dakota’s Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador to show her classmates how fun it can be to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
Mitch E. - South Dakota
Mitch E. has always loved to play sports, but through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, he has learned how eating well and playing every day for 60 minutes can make him a healthier person.