Fuel Up To Play 60 gains momentum in childhood obesity fight

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click image to zoom The Let’s Move! initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, is now entering its third year of improving child health and wellness. With the help of the Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign, this fight against childhood obesity is gaining ground.

Fuel Up to Play 60, a school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, is proving to be successful in helping schools create a healthier environment for students. Launched in 2009, Fuel Up to Play 60 data show that schools are making progress in promoting healthier eating habits and increasing physical activity among students.

More than 70,000 schools — 75 percent of U.S. school districts — are now enrolled in the program, including 7.5 million students nationwide who actively participate in the program.



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