NFL Awards Local Middle Schools with FUTP 60 Grant


A more active and healthy Hubert Middle School and Myers Middle School is on the horizon. On Monday, the two schools were awarded a Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) grant. The grant, which is provided by the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Inc. (SUDIA) in partnership with the National Football League (NFL), will help each school implement and maintain the FUTP60 program.

Launched by the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the NFL in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), FUTP60 empowers youth to take action to improve nutrition and physical activity at their school and for their own health. The ultimate goal is to ensure the changes made at school are sustainable, making it possible for children to have more opportunities to be physically active.

Developed by students for students, the Fuel Up to Play 60 program has an interactive website (FuelUp- ToPlay60.com) which offers everything from healthy eating tips to physical fitness challenges. Continued partnerships with sponsors such as the NFL, XBOX Kinect, McDonald’s and the USDA allow FUTP60 to reward students and school stakeholders for taking action and encouraging continued participation. For more information about the Fuel Up To Play 60 program, visit FuelUpToPlay60.com.



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