America’s dairy farmers set a goal of empowering children to eat healthier and move more seven years ago. This is why they created – through their dairy checkoff – the school-based Fuel Up to Play 60 program in partnership with the NFL and with support from USDA.
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The program is making significant progress, though there’s still more work to be done.
Today, more than 73,000 schools participate in Fuel Up to Play 60 – reaching 38,000,000 students – making it the nation’s largest in-school health and wellness program!
Schools matter. Today’s students are tomorrow’s decision-makers. It’s important they have a favorable experience eating healthy foods such as dairy. Student survey results found:
75% are consuming more dairy in school 86% are consuming more dairy at home
Additionally, 64 percent said Fuel Up to Play 60 helps them learn about the work of dairy farmers and others who produce healthy foods.
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Source: Dairy Management Inc.