Fuel Up to Play 60 & Youth Wellness

Fuel Up to Play 60 is celebrating 10 amazing years of empowering kids to eat healthier and get active.

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 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.

The Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook, grants, exciting rewards and additional resources help 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 get you started.

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Player Ambassador

New England Dairy and the New England Patriots have been partners for the last 10 years in the national in-school physical fitness and nutrition program Fuel Up to Play 60.

The program encourages youth to fuel up with healthy foods and be active for 60 minutes every day.

Our current player ambassador is New England Patriots’ defensive back and special teamer, Nate Ebner #43! Learn more about Nate!

Fuel Up to Play 60 is the in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League, in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). For more information on how to join, visit FuelUpToPlay60.com.

More about

Fuel Up to Play 60

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    Funding

    Up to $4,000 per year is available for K-12 schools enrolled in FUTP 60.

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  • FUTP 60 Resources

    Resources are available for download to help support your school's team.

    Download Resources
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    Equipment

    Browse equipment options that can improve your school’s nutrition environment.

    Browse Equipment
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    Student Ambassadors

    Create your school's own student leaders!

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    Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook

    Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays are your tools for making healthy changes!

    View Playbook
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    School FAQs

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

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