Fuel Up to Play 60 eNewsletter

October 2010

This eNewsletter is a companion to the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, designed to help you manage and guide students as they lead the way toward school wellness!

Program Updates

Thank you for bringing Fuel Up to Play 60 to your school! You’re in excellent company - Fuel Up to Play 60 was recently at the White House!

Also new this year:

  • The Kickoff Challenge for students is live! Encourage students to work together and create a submission. All Kickoff Challenge entries must be uploaded through the student’s Dashboard on FuelUpToPlay60.com by October 13th for a chance to receive exclusive online content and digital rewards. Coming October 20, the Fuel Up Recipe Challenge!
  • Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 - The next deadline is December 1 for your school to apply for up to $3,000 through the competitive, nationwide funding program to help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. To apply, your school must have a Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor. Find out more about how to become one of your school’s Program Advisors.

Upcoming Deadlines:

Has your school completed any Six Steps Milestones to earn rewards? Log in to your Dashboard to find out!

What do students see when they register at FuelUpToPlay60.com? See the student path at Step by Step, including the Tracker, Dashboard, and more!

Activate Students

Student Ambassador Program Now Open!

Do you have exceptional student leaders at your school? Challenge them to apply to the Student Ambassador Program now though November 15th. As a part of this leadership group, Student Ambassadors will be empowered to spread the word about Fuel Up to Play 60 and help inspire healthy eating and physical activity in their schools and communities! Encourage them to sign up on their Dashboards today!

Health and Nutrition Organizations

Like to take things one step at a time? You’ll love the Game Plan, a step-by-step guide to putting your school’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program into motion. Go ahead, spin the wheel!

Prefer a quicker start? Then you’ll really like the Quick Start Guide.

Plays of the Month

We're hearing from schools across the country that have already held their Kickoff (Step 3) and even completed their School Wellness Investigations (Step 4)! But don’t worry – there’s plenty of time to get your program into motion!

Take a look at how schools have activated Fuel Up to Play 60 in The Community. And don’t miss the Training Center, where you'll find short videos to help you and your team with each of the Six Steps to Fuel Up to Play 60.

NFL Corner

The NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60 would like to thank all of the schools that participated in Back to Football Friday. There were some awesome celebrations of your NFL team pride! The NFL is in the process of judging and will select the 34 Super Schools in early October. Check out NFLRUSH.com for the announcement and keep on Fueling Up to Play 60!

Back to Football Friday You've Got Mail!

Have you checked your Dashboard Message Center yet? You may have important mail about rewards and funding opportunities! To see your Dashboard, just enter your email address and password.

You Can Be a Program Advisor, Too!

To get the most out of Fuel Up to Play 60, every school should have at least one Program Advisor, but more than one is even better! Read about the Rewards your school can earn, and sign up in the My Team area on your Dashboard, today! Only a Program Advisor can...

Read about the Rewards your school can earn, and sign up in the My Team area on your Dashboard today!

Walk to School Month

It's National Walk to School Month. How about using the Walk/Bike to School Play to get your students on the road to 10,000 steps (or more!) a day? Tip: You can find pedometers in the Fuel Up to Play 60 Store.

Free Webinar Fron SNF

The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) in partnership with the National Dairy Council will be offering a FREE Wednesday Webinar on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 2:00-3:15 pm EDT, entitled "How to Get the Recognition and Resources Your School Deserves."

This Webinar was designed for those in the school environment who are interested in utilizing industry-leading resources, but may need some help navigating the similarities, differences, and details of the programs. Learn about the definitions, criteria, and timelines associated with the District of Excellence, HealthierUS School Challenge, and Fuel Up to Play 60 programs.  Hear from those who have successfully completed these applications and reaped the benefits, and what opportunities they created for themselves by utilizing these resources. To register for the webinar, click here.

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