Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) is an in-school physical activity and nutrition program created by the National Dairy Council in collaboration with the National Football League (NFL). In California, the CMAB works with California’s three NFL teams to encourage California’s youth to consume low-fat and fat-free dairy products, fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains while achieving at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Since its launch, FUTP 60 has helped to make wellness part of the game plan in nearly 73,000 schools across the country. With students spending approximately 180 days in school each year and with many students receiving both breakfast and lunch at school, school can be a place where healthy habits can be taught and encouraged. FUTP 60 is a competitive program designed to support schools that implement plays from the 2014-2015 edition of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook. These plays can range from creating a healthy breakfast program in a school to coordinating the 100 Mile Club, which challenges students to walk, jog or run 100 miles at school in a single school year to improve their health and well-being.
Each FUTP 60 play is designed to complement current fitness and wellness initiatives within schools. In addition, each play advocates for a healthy school community and supports students’ needs to obtain an overall healthier lifestyle one that focuses on positive nutrition and physical activity.