Empowering Kids and Communities through Fuel Up to Play 60
This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with National Dairy Council Fuel Up To Play 60 en español and Latina Bloggers Connect.
My kids love being outside. If it were up to them, they would play outside with their skateboards or scooters, day and night. My little vagabundos would play in 100 degree weather with no problems, as long as they are out playing. This is why recess time is their favorite “subject” when they’re at school. Our school offers P.E. just twice a week. Other than recess, and my kids playing outside when they get home, twice a week is the only time they get to really be outside during school hours.
Fuel Up to Play 60 aims to have an impact in schools and communities by empowering today’s youth to lead healthier lives. Created by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, Fuel Up to Play 60 offers schools a nutrition and physical activity program that provides online resources and hosts events with NFL players to inspire kids.
Oh, and it gets even better! With support from the PepsiCo Foundation, Fuel Up to Play 60 just launched the much anticipated español program that offers Spanish language resources and aims to get Hispanic parents and the much needed communities around us, involved in health and fitness inside and outside of the classroom.
How to get your school involved
It’s so easy to get involved. All you have to do is have access to a computer to start the process.
Students– Get started on the program by asking your parents and your school to sign up! Once you’ve done that you can begin to earn points, become an Ambassador, win cool prizes, and attend the Summit! More info here!
Educators– Get a jump-start on the program where you can learn to become a Program Advisor and empower your students, complete the Six Steps and apply for funding. More info here!
Parents– You too can help by encouraging your student, supporting your school’s program, working with community members to get them involved and by sharing your enthusiasm. More info here!
Community– This is something we can all do. See what local schools are enrolled, donate time, materials, equipment, incentives, etc., share your expertise and be a role model! More info here!
I want to personally invite you to get involved. Check out the Fuel Up to Play 60 website and read more from students involved in the program on their blog! If you’re on social media follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and join the fun by using #FuelGreatness when you post updates or pictures.
By participating during the Twitter party, you’ll be able to ask questions about the program and connect with other moms and teachers who want to participate in the program, or who are already doing it!
Together, we can make an impact on our kids and community. Stay tuned for more about Fuel Up to Play 60!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of National Dairy Council and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.
Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!