This year, Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) and the Atlanta Falcons teamed up to host a photo contest in which students across Georgia showed how they’ve improved opportunities for physical activity in their schools. All Georgia schools participating in the FUTP60 healthy eating and physical activity program were eligible to enter, and the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation contributed $3,000 in prizes to the winning schools.

FUTP60 is a student-led program where students and school administrators are encouraged to make real changes by implementing school-wide healthy eating and physical activity “plays” – strategies that help students “fuel up” with nutrient-rich foods and “get up and play” for at least 60 minutes every day. To enter the FUTP60/Atlanta Falcons Photo Contest, students took a picture of themselves and their friends doing one of the physical activity plays. 

We are excited to announce that the winners of this year’s photo contest have been decided! It was a tough decision, but the winners of the 2010-2011 FUTP 60/Atlanta Falcons Photo Contest are …

$2,000 Grand Prize: Carrollton High School, Carrollton, GA

Carrollton High School

Carrollton High School students taking a stretch break as a part of the "Take a Break for Health In-Class Activity Breaks" play.

$1,000 Runner-Up Prize: A.S. Clark Elementary School, Cordele, GA

A.S. Clark Elementary School

A.S. Clark Elementary School students got moving in the morning with the "Make the Most of Mornings Before School Fun Fitness Activities" play.

The money will be used to purchase physical activity equipment for each school.

Betsy Dietsch, RD, LD