Description: Schools across Nebraska continue to learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle through Fuel Up to Play 60. Nebraska’s 2016 State Student Ambassador, Lane, shares how he used social media as a youth empowerment tool to get his school involved in Fuel Up to Play 60, sparked nutrition and physical activity changes in his school, boosted his confidence and learned how to cook!
Schools across North Dakota continue to learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle through Fuel Up to Play 60. North Dakota’s 2016 State Student Ambassador, Lexi, was inspired to join Fuel Up to Play 60 to impact her school and community. Lexi describes how her school implemented changes to breakfast to increase participation.
Schools across Oklahoma continue to learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle through Fuel Up to Play 60. Oklahoma’s State Student Ambassador, Emily, got involved to follow in her brother’s footsteps. Because of Fuel Up to Play 60, Emily now feels healthy and fit. Previously shy, Emily shares how Fuel Up to Play 60 helped her break out of her shell and speak to large groups of people and how she took Fuel Up to Play 60 to the Tulsa State Fair!
Schools across South Dakota continue to learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle through Fuel Up to Play 60. South Dakota’s 2016 State Student Ambassador, Alexia, was inspired by local college athletes to get involved with Fuel Up to Play 60. Alexia shares how Fuel Up to Play 60 has been an incredible journey and even got her school involved in a “Food Fight.”
More than 12,000 schools across the Midwest are involved in Fuel Up to Play 60 through the Midwest Dairy Council. Students are at the heart of Fuel Up to Play 60 to make healthy changes in their schools and communities, to eat healthy, get active, and make a difference. Their enthusiasm for the in-school program is contagious!
Chris Heins takes care of more than the dairy cows as a sixth generation dairy farmer in Higginsville, Missouri. He and his wife, Adriane, are proud to be part of the community. Together they host tours and reach the public through their blog, The Little House on the Dairy.
With more than 400 acres of cropland, 170 dairy cows, three robotic milkers, and a new manure storage tank, dairy farmer Doug Heintz is poised for the future of dairy farming in southeast Minnesota, also known as “Bluff Country.” Doug, along with wife Julie, and children Dayne and Jackie, are Minnesota Milk Producer Association’s 2015 Farm Family of the Year.
Dale and Marlys Hinckley have spent the last 30 years building their business from the ground up, and today, it is obvious Hinckley Holsteins has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Named Minnesota’s Dairy Farm Family of the Year in 2014, the Hinckleys use state-of-the-art technology and family collaboration to care for their 400 dairy cows, their community and the environment. For example, to conserve energy and improve cow comfort, the Hinckleys installed LED lights in the free stall barn. A robotic feeder monitors cow growth and wellness.