"We're excited to start another school year with Fuel Up to Play 60. The program allows youth the opportunity to take control of their own health and work toward making their school environment healthier with their friends," says Melissa Young, director of Health and Wellness for Midwest Dairy Council. "Our Fuel Up to Play 60 Back to School, Back to Football Challenge is about encouraging others to get involved, and the new school year offers a great chance for kids to complete the Challenge and jump-start the program in their schools."
As youth go through the program, they are encouraged to consume nutrient-rich foods, including low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The ultimate goal is to ensure changes made at school are sustainable, and to provide children with more opportunities to be physically active and choose nutrient-rich food.
To learn more about Fuel Up to Play 60 and to sign up for the 2011-2012 program, visit FuelUpToPlay60.com or MidwestDairy.com.
Midwest Dairy Council®, an affiliate of National Dairy Council, is the nutrition education division of Midwest Dairy Association. The Council is dedicated to dairy nutrition research and education through the investment of more than 11,000 dairy farm families across 10 Midwestern states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma), and is committed to child health and wellness through our collaborative program, Fuel Up to Play 60. For more information, visit www.midwestdairy.com . Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.
Source: Midwest Dairy Association