Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages young people to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. You may be familiar with this program in your schools or when watching NFL football games on TV since the NFL is a sponsor with the National Dairy Council. More than 73,000 schools across the United States participate in Fuel Up to Play 60, including the four Glenbard High Schools in our District 87 here in Illinois.
As a member of the Glenbard District 87 Wellness Committee, I’m thrilled to share that District 87 is the recipient of a grant awarded by the Midwest Dairy Council to fund healthy inititatives in our four high schools: Glenbard North, South, East and West. Thanks to this vital funding, for a second consecutive year we can continue and advance programs that our students enjoy such as the Healthy Cooking Challenge, health and fitness fairs, and the purchase of heart rate monitors for physical education classes. These programs will have the opportunity to reach every student in all schools. Here is a link of a recent article describing this grant.
I have previously written about the Healthy Cooking Challenge since choosing healthy foods and daily exercise is what Myplate2yours is all about! I encourage you to get involved with Fuel Up to Play 60 at your schools, too. I’d be glad to answer any questions you have about the program. We can all benefit by enhancing wellness in our schools!