Fuel Up to Play 60 | Youth Wellness

Fuel Up to Play 60 is the nation’s leading youth wellness program empowering students, parents, and educators to work together to build healthier communities.

New Fuel Up to Play 60 Learning Plans for the Classroom

Now you can incorporate Fuel Up to Play 60 into your school year learning plan and they align with national standards too!  You’ll find lessons that help students understand things that matter like staying active and healthy, being mindful and pitching in to make the planet greener.

The lessons:
  • Focus on STEM learning, including Health, Science, Agriculture and SEL topics.
  • Align with national standards for grades 6-8* in science, social emotional learning, and health education.
  • Include a focus on agriculture and environmental sustainability.
  • Contain step by step instructions, activities and assignments, printouts, and more!
Lessons include:

*Lessons are also appropriate to use with high school students.

Want a chance to visit a local dairy farm?

Send us a photo and a brief paragraph about what Farmers Fuel the World or Farmers Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day lessons and activities your students completed and what they learned to email address info@newenglanddairy.com and your school will have a chance to win a dairy farm field trip in Spring of 2023. Share your story by the contest deadline: April 17, 2023.

Click here for official contest rules
Fuel Up to Play 60

Since its launch, Fuel Up to Play 60 has empowered youth to make healthy choices that produce results, earning it recognition as one of the leading in school youth wellness programs.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program created by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with USDA, that helps today’s youth lead healthier lives.

Visit FuelUpToPlay60.com to check out what more than 10 years of healthy changes in schools looks like, and how you can support kick-starting changes in your school/community!

How does the program work?

Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages students to work with adults to implement school-wide healthy eating and physical activity “plays” — initiatives that help students “fuel up” with nutrient-rich foods like low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and “get up and play” for at least 60 minutes every day.

Grants, exciting rewards, and additional resources make the customizable program easy for any school to implement and any student to be engaged. This program also helps meet school wellness goals.

How is Fuel Up to Play 60 making a difference?

The program has helped to make wellness part of the game plan in more than 73,000 schools across the county, including more than 3,500 schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont thanks to New England dairy farmers. Millions of students nationwide are more active and are eating healthier because of Fuel Up to Play 60.

How do I get started?

The key to Fuel Up to Play 60’s success is having a strong student foundation, a team of committed educators and volunteers, and community engagement. Check out some of our resources to help you get started.

FUTP 60: The Basics

Why Fuel Up to Play 60? The wellness program empowers students –with the support of adult champions –to take the lead in making small, sustainable wellness improvements in their schools and communities. Use this guide to learn the basics about the program, why it matters, and what resources are available to help your team get the program started. 

Download the guide
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    Get the answers to common Fuel Up to Play 60 questions and more.

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