Fuel Up to Play 60 is now providing resources to help Spanish-speaking communities live healthier lifestyles through good nutrition, including low-fat and fat-free dairy, and physical activity.
Increasing access to Fuel Up to Play 60 is critical as the Hispanic population in schools is projected to increase to 29 percent of total enrollment by 2024, and Spanish will be the most spoken non-English language in the United States.
“The dairy checkoff is pleased to broaden our Fuel Up to Play 60 resources and make them available to a growing and vital segment of our country’s student population,” said Paul Rovey, Arizona dairy farmer and chairman of Dairy Management Inc., which manages the national dairy checkoff. “All kids deserve the opportunity to lead a healthy life. Fuel Up to Play 60 can help make this happen.”
Fuel Up to Play 60 is in more than 73,000 schools nationwide and has led to 13 million students eating better by adding nutritious foods such as low-fat and fat-free milk and milk products to their meals. Additionally, 16 million students are getting more physically active.
Fuel Up to Play 60 was founded by the National Football League (NFL) and National Dairy Council (NDC), with support from USDA. It is the flagship program of the GENYOUth Foundation, which generates additional resources for Fuel Up to Play 60.