Now that Made with HAPPY Girl has started elementary school, we have a new found appreciation (and slight obsession) for schools, teachers and enrichment programs all together. When I heard about the Fuel Up To Play 60 Program from California Milk Advisory Board, who is sponsoring this post, immediately I knew I wanted to share with you all. The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) is made up of over 1500 of California Dairy Farmers. They got together with the NFL and together, in collaboration with the USDA, they created the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program to support in-school activity.
We all have been hearing about the epidemic of childhood obesity in the US. This program believes that by making sure kids get at least 60 minutes of play during the school day, along with a healthy nutrition will not only change the children's physical and mental health, but that in turn will change our communities. Makes sense to me! In the words of Whitney Houston, "I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way." (P.S. who's totally singing that song now?) Changing our children's habits starts at home. Making sure we're stocking our fridge with healthy foods and by showing them physical activity ourselves, it shows them by example. It also is extremely important that the kids are seeing/and experiencing these things at school as well. Making sure they get outside and playing and running around makes for well balanced children.
Those qualifying California schools participating in te Fuel Up To Play 60 may be eligible for up to $4k for the 2014-2015 school year. WOAH! This program is designed to support schools health and wellness programs which range from healthy breakfast programs to coordinating 100 mile clubs (challenges students to walk or run 100 miles at school in a single year). Sign up today at http://bit.ly/1ylzdSj
Do you know if your child is having at least 60 minutes of play each day at school? Do you have any recommended for healthy balanced lunches? We would love to hear your thoughts.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Milk Advisory Board.