Fuel Up to Play 60
What is Fuel Up to Play 60?
Brought to you by the National Dairy Council, Midwest Dairy Council and the National Football League in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, Fuel Up to Play 60 is a school wellness program implemented in 73,000 schools across the country, including more than 12,000 schools right here in the Midwest.
Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages youth to choose nutrient-rich foods, including milk, cheese and yogurt and to play for at least 60 minutes each day. It is the key in-school program for the GENYOUth Foundation, which works with schools, communities and business partners to develop and support programs that create lasting changes in the child health and wellness arena.
Fuel Up to Play 60 and Super Bowl LII
Midwest Dairy farmers are proud to sponsor the Super School Breakfast initiative taking place during the 52 weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII. With a focus on ‘Fun, Fuel, and Fundamentals,’ the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) Legacy Fund is providing Fuel Up to Play 60 Breakfast-in-the-Classroom grants to 52 communities across the state of Minnesota. In partnership with Fuel Up to Play 60, the MNSBHC will provide the equipment and infrastructure costs necessary for schools to provide an enhanced breakfast program for students, ensuring kids start their day with a nutritious Super School Breakfast. Follow @MidwestDairy, @FUTP60 and @MNSuperBowl2018 on Twitter to see the latest Super School Breakfast updates!
Back-to-School Breakfast Rap
Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassadors, Sophie and Hudson, know that fueling up with a healthy breakfast is what back-to-school is all about. They share that “breakfast ain’t dull” and their rhymes may leave you craving low-fat milk and cereal. Hungry for more fuel up fun? Check out some of our favorite delicious and nutritious breakfast recipes.
Meet the Student Ambassadors
Nathan is an accomplished student who likes playing soccer with his friends. This year Nathan and his school worked to start an annual garden, planting vegetables and flowers for the students to enjoy.
Grace loves ice skating and playing volleyball. Outside of sports, Grace also enjoys building robots on her school’s robotics team. She has been involved with Fuel Up to Play 60 for three years.
Olivia is involved in gymnastics, softball, swim team, dance, basketball and track. Her appreciation for academics and music has led her to study the violin, French horn and advanced math and reading.
Mateo is a hardworking student who enjoys biking, fishing and playing football with his friends. He plays two instruments, piano and viola, and likes to play basketball and throw shot put in track.
Meet the NFL Player Ambassadors
Dustin Colquitt is the punter for the Kansas City Chiefs and wears jersey number 2. Dustin has served as the Fuel Up to Play 60 NFL Ambassador for several years and will continue that role for at least the next two years.
Adam Thielen is Wide Receiver for the MN Vikings and wears jersey number 19. This is Adam’s first year as a Fuel Up to Play 60 NFL Ambassador but he is very familiar with the program and attended the National Student Ambassador Summit in 2017.
Sam Acho is an outside linebacker with the Chicago Bears and wears jersey number 49. Sam is very familiar with Fuel Up to Play 60 and served as a Fuel Up to Play 60 NFL Ambassador for his former team, the Arizona Cardinals.