On February 28, First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move! Active Schools
to bring physical activity back to American schools. The program provides simple steps and tools to help schools create active environments where students get 60 minutes of physical activity throughout the school day, as recommended in the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
The GENYOUth Foundation
and its flagship program Fuel Up to Play 60
(FUTP 60)—developed by National Dairy Council, founded by America’s dairy farmers, and the NFL—are honored to be a partner of Let’s Move!
Active Schools and be acknowledged by the First Lady for our collective efforts to improve child health and wellness through FUTP 60. FUTP 60 is a program that is currently active in over 73,000 schools, which encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein foods) and achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The First Lady also made specific mention of FUTP 60 school, Ridge Family Center for Learning
in Elk Grove Village, Ill., as an example of a school that is leading the way in to promote healthier lifestyles. Collectively, GENYOUth and FUTP 60 empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. When youth take action, change can happen. More than 3,000 schools have benefited from over $10 million in FUTP 60 mini-grants to jump start healthy changes.
National Dairy Council is excited to be joining forces with other leading organizations to ignite further support for healthy school environments, because no one can solve this alone, but together we can start to make a difference. For more information, visit www.GENYOUthFoundation.org