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Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor Donna Moore has been helping her students win in nutrition and physical activity for years at Payson High School, and this year she won BIG – receiving two tickets to Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco as part of our local Fuel Up to Play 60 Super Bowl contest.
Moore was interviewed by CBS 5 News at the Super Bowl:
In recognition of all the dairy community has done to improve students’ lives, USDA is partnering with Fuel Up to Play 60 through a commitment of $30 million in nutrition-equipment grants that will combine with a $5 million commitment from America’s dairy farmers to improve nutrition at school, according to DairyGood.org.
These dollars will be instrumental in helping schools achieve wellness goals and to serve nutritious meals that students want to eat. The Fuel Up to Play 60 program is the largest, and most effective, in-school health and wellness program in the country, bettering the lives of more than 38 million students in 73,000 schools across the country.
Paul Rovey, DMI Chair and Arizona dairy farmer, was interviewed by CBS 5 Phoenix at Super Bowl 50 about the grants. You can watch the interview below.
In collaboration with the Dairy Council of Arizona, the NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60, Arizona Cardinals punter Drew Butler made a special visit to Lake Pleasant Elementary School Thursday afternoon to talk to the students about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.
The students had great questions for Butler and he gave out lots of signed merchandise. The kids also got to do some exercises and stretches he does in preparation for a game.
Butler has been the Cardinals punter for two seasons.
Launched by the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) empowers youth to take action to improve nutrition and physical activity at their school and for their own health. More than 1,400 Arizona schools are involved in the program, with more than 900,000 students in Arizona participating. FUTP60 is the largest health and wellness program in schools across the country.
Congrats to Donna Moore, P.E. teacher and Fuel Up To Play 60 Program Advisor at Payson High School, on her much deserved win of an all expense paid trip to Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco!
Donna has been a Fuel Up To Play 60 Program Advisor for seven years, earned a spot in the Fuel Up To Play 60 Hall of Fame in 2014, and has successfully implemented Fuel Up to Play 60 at that tricky high school level at Payson HS! She opened the gym during lunch hours so students could use this time to get in some activity, organized an annual school-wide wellness day, and encouraged her student team to work with the food service staff to make healthy changes to the school’s menu.
“Donna Moore has been instrumental in exciting a large group of students to take charge of their health and nutrition,” Payson High School Principal, Brian Mabb said. “Those students have formed committees to create student-led initiatives that have expanded student voice on campus as well as driving positive changes in our students’ habits regarding health and nutrition.” What “moore” can we say – you are amazing Donna!