Fuel Up to Play 60 Encourages Youth to Be Active and Eat Healthy

July 13th, 2016 by Live Well Omaha Kids

Written by Caryn Kusleika, RD, LMNT, Director of Health and Wellness, Midwest Dairy Association

Picture1This week is National Youth Sports week, which is a great time to spread the word about the positive impact  youth sports has on developing good character in children and advancing communities to a more wholesome American society. The Dairy Council is doing just that by making schools and communities aware of our student wellness initiative.  Fuel Up to Play 60 is a partnership between the National Dairy Council, Midwest Dairy Council and the NFL that encourages students to eat healthy, get active for at least 60 minutes each day and make a difference in their school and community. Over 73,000 schools across the country, including close to 900 in Nebraska (85%), participate by creating leaders among students in the areas of physical activity and healthy eating. Schools are encouraged to assemble a Fuel Up to Play 60 student team that leads all students in being physically active for at least 60 minutes, through participating in youth sports or simply moving in your favorite kind of way each day. Click here to get more involved or find out if your school is participating.

Picture3Looking for some nutritious snacks to pack for a day at the ball park or out on the field? Midwest Dairy has some great healthy snack recipes that all youth sports teams will enjoy. Check out the Summer Pizza Snack and the Rainbow Fruit and Cheese Kabobs for some delicious and nutritious snacks your young athletes will love.

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