Youth Wellness | U.S. Dairy

Youth Wellness

Growing kids need vital nutrients, including those found in dairy foods, to help them develop strong, healthy bodies. Helping make sure children are not at risk for hunger and poor nutrition is not only connected to their growth and development, but also their readiness to learn. When children have regular access to nutritious meals, especially breakfast, research shows a connection to better performance in school. Learn more about building healthy eating habits to support growth and development through a variety of children’s health articles, fun recipes and nutrition tips for kids.

Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a national in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Football League and National Dairy Council, founded by America’s dairy farmers, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program encourages youth to eat nutrient-rich foods like low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains and to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

As a result of the program, 13 million students are making better food choices, and 16 million students are getting more physically active during the school day since the program began.

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Homeroom

Across the U.S., school looks a lot different this year and keeping students engaged while learning in a remote environment can be a challenge. That’s why Fuel Up to Play 60 has launched an entertaining and informative digital resource, built on Google Slides, to connect with students around important topics like health and wellness, mindfulness and what’s happening on the farm, all starring NFL players, dairy farmers, students and more. 

The Fuel Up to Play 60 Homeroom will be refreshed on a weekly basis, each Thursday and is best experienced from a personal or desktop computer.

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Discover Undeniably Dairy

For three years, U.S. dairy farmers and Undeniably Dairy have partnered with Discovery Education, a global leader in standards-based digital content, to take 5th through 8th grade classes behind the scenes of the dairy community. The program teaches students about modern farming practices, dairy’s journey from farm to school, and the amazing innovations that are helping care for cows, communities and the planet. To date, the program has reached more than 4.5 million students.

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