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Here are some messages to share with students and staff during kickoff assemblies, or other events that can help tie the importance of healthy eating, physical activity, and FUTP60 into the event.
Healthy students are better students! Research shows that improved nutrition, daily breakfast and increased physical activity can lead to improved academic performance. And that’s why Idaho dairy farm families have teamed up with National Dairy Council and the NFL to create the in school program FUTP60.
FUTP60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program. It’s all about getting students to fuel up with nutrient-rich foods missing from their diets, like low-fat and fat-free milk and milk products, fruits, vegetables and whole grains and to get up and play for 60 minutes a day. FUTP60 focuses on three key areas – healthy eating, physical activity and school/community.
FUTP60 is a fun way to help youth become more active and healthy! The NFL and National Dairy Council want to help you make your school an even better place. Through the FUTP60 program, you get to create a game plan and playbook for you and your friends to eat healthy foods and find new ways to keep moving throughout the day.
It’s all about schools. Kids spend 2000 hours every year in school – making it a smart place to build healthy habits.
FUTP60 empowers youth. The goal is to make the healthy choice the easy choice by providing students with more opportunities to be physically active and choose tasty, nutrient-rich foods.
Small changes to your daily eating and physical activity habits can pay-off big time in the long run. Results don’t happen overnight, so stay positive and stick with it! Here are a few, simple ideas you can try:
- Choose low-fat and fat-free milk and milk products
- Make at least half of your grains whole
- Vary your veggies
- Eat fruit
- Go lean with protein
- Getting more of these foods will help you get the nutrients you need to build strong bones, muscles, teeth, and a healthy body
- Stay active! Whether it’s riding your bike or playing tag, aim for at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. This will help you now and in the future!
Pledge to be part of the nationwide FUTP60 movement! Join thousands of kids your age who want to make healthy changes at school. Visit Fueluptoplay60.com to sign the pledge, participate in challenges for a chance to win cool NFL prizes. Get involved today to start making a difference. So, what are you waiting for? Get a move on it!