What is Fuel Up to Play 60?
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League, in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is being rolled out locally by Western Dairy Association and the Denver Broncos. The program empowers youth to take actions to improve nutrition and physical activity at their school and for their own health.
The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. For more information on how to join check out FuelUptoplay60.com.
C.J. Cain, PE Teacher from Montclair School of Academics and Enrichment in Denver Public Schools, shares how the Fuel Up to Play 60 partnership between Western Dairy Association and the Denver Broncos helps teach students healthy habits for life.
Liberty Point International “Walk the Broncos to the 2014 Super Bowl”
Students walked 1,764 miles in total, from Pueblo West to N.Y. as part of the school’s NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 physical activity play. “Each grade level walked around the track at the school together as a class and logged their laps," the program advisor stated. “Competition among grades made kids more excited."