Fuel Up to Play 60 Helps Schools Meet New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Last Published: 04/04/2014

Girl doing handstandThe new Dietary Guidelines for Americans are out, and Fuel Up to Play 60 can help schools meet them.

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.

Boy running with footballWith 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.