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Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60

Launched by the National Football League (NFL) and National Dairy Council (NDC) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Fuel Up to Play 60 is a free in-school health and wellness program that empowers youth to take action to improve nutrition and physical activity. The goal is to support sustainable changes in schools, for children to be physically active for 60 minutes a day and choose tasty, nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables and whole grains). Since Fuel Up to Play 60 began in 2009, more than 73,000 schools have enrolled nationwide, including over 70% of the schools in Indiana thanks to partnership between the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana dairy farmer families.

Having access to the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook school, grants, fun rewards and additional resources help make the customizable program easy for any school to implement and any student to be engaged. This program is a great compliment to school wellness goals. Is your school ready to Fuel Greatness?

Get Connected

Stay up to date by signing up for the Indiana Fuel Up to Play 60 Newsletter HERE

Follow Indiana FUTP60 Program Advisors HERE for more ideas and to connect with other schools!

School Grants

Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants are available for K-12 schools with an active program. It's FREE and easy to sign your school up HERE!

Fuel Up to Play 60: Spring Grant

Applications available in the spring.

Make plans for your school to Fuel Up to Play 60! Indiana schools can apply for up to $4,000 in grant funding to support their Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Grant applications should be focused on starting or growing a sustainable wellness program. Up to $2,000 can be requested for both a "Healthy Eating" Play and a "Physical Activity" Play. Healthy Eating (that includes dairy) must be part of the plan with a request for equal, if not more, of the funding requested.

Find great ideas for which Play(s) to pursue from the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook HERE and from other Indiana schools in the "Featured Schools" section below.

Questions can be sent to: Meg at Magsamen@WinnersDrinkMilk.com

Apply for a grant for your school on FuelUptoPlay60.com via the "Educator Dashboard" in the top right corner.

FUTP60 Workout Series

It's time to start preparing everyday like it's gameday! No matter your athletic interests, taking care of yourself is important. Get tips from an expert and join Colts Strength Coach, Richard Howell, through a series of workouts. These drills are perfect to serve as a brain break, get into shape, fill in between other activities or serve as a compliment your sports season.

Pair these short videos along with good nutrition as part of your weekly routine. Be sure to include milk, nature's sports drink, to refuel and rehydrate after a workout.

Featured Schools

We are honored to recognize schools each year that are doing amazing things in the name of Health & Wellness. Join us in celebrating the success of such dedicated programs!

School Of The Month: Southern Wells

School Of The Month: Southern Wells

Students at Southern Wells have been using their blender bike to try new smoothie recipes. Students have found a fun and exciting way to get their 60 minutes of activity each day, while also creating delicious smoothies! Here they were excited to try a pumpkin inspired recipe!

School of the Month: Carmel High School

School of the Month: Carmel High School

Carmel High School's food service team, along with other volunteers, has been working tirelessly to keep students and their families fed during the pandemic. Families pull into the drive thru pick up, check in, pop open their trunk, and then a volunteer places their meal bags and a gallon of milk into the car. The Indianapolis Colts Mascot, Blue, also attended this event to help out and bring a fun, exciting bonus for those stopping by. What a phenomenal way to support the students and community during these different times. Carmel High School continues to #FuelGreatness every year!

School of the Month: Brownsburg West Middle School

School of the Month: Brownsburg West Middle School

Brownsburg West Middle School's Fuel Up to Play 60 Club had lots of fun last week making s'mores smoothies! Plain yogurt, chocolate milk, cocoa, marshmallow cream, and graham cracker crumbs. They topped them with mini marshmallows and more crumbs. It was more sugar than they typically serve, but they burned it off with a bone strength exercise video from the Fuel Up to Play 60 website and pedaling on their blender bike!

School of the Month: Cowan Elementary School

School of the Month: Cowan Elementary School

Cowan Community Schools' food service team put together a smoothie program for their students! Every Wednesday, students are able to grab a smoothie to help fuel their day, and they often get to try new recipes too. With the success they've seen so far, they plan to have smoothies as a breakfast option twice a week in the near future! What a great way to #FuelGreatness.

School of the Month: Franklin Community Middle School

School of the Month: Franklin Community Middle School

Franklin Community Middle School kicked off National School Breakfast Week with the addition of a new mobile breakfast cart! Students grabbed breakfast on their way to class then headed to the gym for a schoolwide convocation. Dairy farmer Greg Peters of Green Lo Farms (Brownstown) and Indianapolis Colts Offensive Lineman Danny Pinter shared their thoughts on the importance of dairy and eating breakfast every morning.

School of the Month: Nicholson Elementary

School of the Month: Nicholson Elementary

Students at Nicholson Elementary School in Crawfordsville celebrated National School Breakfast Week a few days early, in style. Students came to school dressed as their favorite superhero, aligning with the theme of "Take Off with School Breakfast", and were able to start their day with a nutritious breakfast, which included a new smoothie recipe that will be implemented in their line for future breakfasts!

School of the Month: Huntington North High School

School of the Month: Huntington North High School

Thanks to Huntington North High School Strength Coach, Bob Prescott, students throughout the school can take part in the new chocolate milk recovery drink program. After going through P.E. class with Mr. Prescott, students now have the option to grab a carton of chocolate milk before heading to their next class. Bob and his students have noticed increases in energy, strength and stamina since the inception of the program, and they look forward to continuing to #FuelGreatness at Huntington North.

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