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The dairy checkoff is positioning the farmer-founded Fuel Up to Play 60 program in a fresh way to help students and educators navigate the school year.
Many teachers are looking for ways to engage students through curriculum and digital learning with an emphasis on wellness for minds and bodies. To meet these needs inside and outside the classroom, Fuel Up to Play 60 – created by the dairy checkoff and National Football League (NFL) – developed an easy-to-navigate website (www.FuelUpToPlay60.com), educator dashboard and an enhanced student app.
- The Fuel Up to Play 60 Learning Plan, which aligns with national standards in science, social emotional learning and health education and introduces dairy as fuel for body and mind as well as dairy’s sustainability practices.
- Program guides that help parents and educators easily and efficiently find the answers they need about the program. This includes access to greater Fuel Up to Play 60 learning resources, such as the Homeroom.
- A refreshed Educator Dashboard with opportunities for state and regional checkoff teams to create personalized content for their local schools.
- An upgraded Student Zone App that allows students to create accounts, complete activities, collect badges and be named Fuel Up to Play 60 Champions.
GoNoodle Partnership Yields ResultsKeeping kids moving and making smart food choices is the focus of a new checkoff partnership with GoNoodle , a popular and trusted “edutainment” platform for teachers and parents. The program promotes health and wellness through physical activity, mindfulness and healthy eating. The checkoff and GoNoodle launched the first two-player game called “Coach Terry’s Touchdown! powered by Fuel Up to Play 60.”
The free game has students racing down a virtual football field to reach the end zone while avoiding objects such as flying foam fingers trying to tackle them. Students collect “power ups,” including milk, yogurt and smoothies, to keep their energy up and they earn bonus points as they try to score touchdowns in 60 seconds.