Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s leading in-school wellness program, operates in over 73,000 schools nationwide through a partnership between the National Football League and the National Dairy Council®.
This program provides staff and students with opportunities to build healthier school environments by increasing physical activity and developing good eating habits.
Why Fuel Up To Play 60 ?
Up to $4,000 is available to qualifying schools per year
Student-led program with leadership and peer mentoring opportunities
Activities can be customized to fit each school’s needs
Resources, training, and support available for implementation
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Fuel Up To Play 60 is led by students, for students. It all starts when they create their Student Dashboard account to track activities, participate in challenges, and earn points to achieve Ambassador status. Reach the highest level for a chance to represent Nevada at the national Student Ambassador Summit!
Along with any adult educator or staff at the school, parents can also become Program Advisors (PA). As a PA, you will recruit student leaders, receive information on local and national contests, and get the latest news on trainings and resources. To get started, work with your student team on activities to implement from the Playbook.
Become a Touchdown School
Complete and report all steps in the program on the Fuel Up to Play 60 Dashboard to become a Touchdown School. In the process, student leaders will work with Program Advisors to plan a Kickoff event, rally other students to the cause, and implement nutrition and physical activity plays! Get ideas through reading school success stories.
Incentives are everywhere! School nutrition equipment, prizes, Raiders tickets, player or Raider Rusher school visits, kids’ camps, and autographed footballs are just a few. There’s a bunch of great stuff available to actively participating schools. For qualifying schools, grants are available to help with wellness initiatives. Check out some ideas for using Fuel Up to Play 60 funding.
Check Out Fuel Up to Play 60 in Action!
Reporting from Our Resident Experts
By: Debby Korder, J.E. Manch Elementary School Play: In-Class Physical Activity Breaks — Good For Mind and Body Topics: Physical Activity Participation Thanks to Fuel Up to Play 60, we were able to incorporate physical activity into our daily routine. Our kids love to...
By: Robert Simonini, Sandy Searles Miller Elementary School Play: Physical Activity Topics: Physical Activity Participation Students at Sandy Miller help create an Essential Agreement in each of their classrooms at the beginning of each school year. In PE it is called...
By: Robert Simonini, Sandy Searles Miller Elementary School Play: Make Your Case for Quality Physical Education Topics: Physical Activity Participation Success with Funds Teamwork I was able to use funds from the Las Vegas Raiders initial Hometown Grant to implement a...
Featured Program Advisors
Physical Education Specialist
Sandy Miller Academy for International Studies, an IB World School
I am originally from Elgin, IL and moved to Las Vegas June 2011. I have been the PE teacher at Sandy Miller Academy for International Studies since 2012. My current favorite sport to play and teach is Disc Golf. It is a great sport that anyone can participate in and there are free disc golf courses all over Southern Nevada. I am proud to be the first Fuel Up to Play 60 touchdown school in Southern Nevada (I believe it was 2013)! I started the program at my school as a way to promote being a risk taker and trying something healthy instead of snacking on junk food and putting down the technology and getting outside to play. We have seen a dramatic increase in healthy student snacking and physical activity at our school. The program is also great for increasing communication and collaboration across all of the departments in our school community.
Physical Education Teacher
Fuel Up to Play 60 has helped to create and support our students’ health and wellness. They have provided funding to support a morning walking and jogging program that is available to all students. Our students were also able to engage our local Nevada Dairy farmers and learn about the entire process of bringing nutritious food to their table. Thanks to FUTP 60 our students are learning valuable leadership skills, taking pride in their school, and are becoming healthier through their participation in a wide variety of physical activity challenges.
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