Quaker and Fuel Up to Play 60 are teaming up to inspire kids to eat right and stay active. The collaboration is fueling the movement by inviting parents and faculty to submit a video that shows how their kids get out and get active at school. Enter the Make YOUR Move contest here!
Fuel Up to Play 60 helps students make positive changes in their schools by improving opportunities to consume nutrient-rich foods and get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The ultimate goal is to ensure changes made at school are sustainable and complements – not competes with – an academics-focused environment.
Families, communities and local governments all have a role in helping today’s children learn about the importance of proper nutrition and physical activity so we can reverse the childhood obesity trend. It’s time for us all to pull together and help America’s children make good choices and practice good habits to ensure a healthy future.
Fuel Up to Play 60 empowers students to create and implement activities that reward them for making healthy choices, and inspire change in their school. Students participate in fun Challenges, track their own healthy eating and physical activity, work collaboratively with adults to implement and complete Plays from the Playbook and earn fun online rewards!
Students also have the opportunity to be a part of the Student Ambassador program where they serve as leaders, alongside fellow students, to give Fuel Up to Play 60 a voice in their schools and communities. Being a part of the Student Ambassador program gives the students a platform to implement positive changes in their school’s nutrition and physical activity programs. Through it all, students are helping each other build habits to move toward a healthier future for themselves and their school.
Dedicated adults in the school act as Program Advisors and receive educational tools and resources from Fuel Up to Play 60 to help them implement the program in their local schools.
While Fuel Up to Play 60 focuses on empowering students to make healthy changes, these students depend on the support of the community around them – YOU – to help ensure their success.
In addition to its wellness component, Fuel Up to Play 60 also has academic benefits. A growing body of evidence indicates that obesity, physical inactivity and poor nutrition are associated with lower levels of school achievement. Through positive changes in the healthy eating and physical activity environment in schools, Fuel Up to Play 60 provides the opportunity to help students become more focused, engaged and higher-achieving. Click here to read our pledge to end childhood obesity in one generation - made along with supporting health and nutrition organizations, including Action for Healthy Kids, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dietetic Association, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association and School Nutrition Association.