Here at USDA, we're pleased to collaborate with our partner Fuel Up to Play 60, which fully supports the updated Guidelines. Meeting the Guidelines is easy when you "Fuel Up to Play 60." The program emphasizes eating nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free milk and milk products, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains) along with at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily.
With March as National Nutrition Month, it's time to help your local school get energized about the new Guidelines - and Fuel Up to Play 60 has the resources to help.
- The new Guidelines recommend eating a nutrient-dense breakfast. Fuel Up to Play 60's "Bring on Breakfast" Plays can help schools increase student participation in school breakfast through traditional and alternative breakfast options.
- The new Guidelines recommend balancing healthy eating with physical activity. More than 20 Fuel Up to Play 60's Physical Activity Plays are available to get students moving.
- Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 provides up to $3,000 to help schools implement sustainable changes. The next application deadline is June 15. So hurry up and apply!