Fuel Up to Play 60 starts the school year with a new approach – AgriNews

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – Milk Levy positions the farmer-founded Fuel Up to Play 60 program in a new 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 a focus on mind and body wellness.

To meet these needs inside and outside the classroom, Fuel Up to Play 60 – created by Dairy Check and the National Football League – has developed an easy-to-navigate website, www.FuelUpToPlay60 .com, an educator dashboard and an improved student app.

“One of the top priorities of the Levy is to ensure that dairy products and the story of the farmers are relevant to today’s young consumers,” said Beth Engelmann, COO of Dairy Management Inc. , which manages the national levy on dairy products.

“Schools remain a critical investment in boosting confidence and sales, but we still need to evolve our approach to generate measurable impact in the cafeteria and classroom. “

The website was launched on September 13 to coincide with the “Start Fresh with Fuel Up to Play 60” initiative. The site allows educators and parents to learn about the program and access resources focused on dairy nutrition and dairy farmers’ care for the environment.

“Now is the perfect time to hit the reset button and bring in a new vibe that builds on the program’s 10-year legacy and evolves it to meet the needs of educators, parents and students around the world.” we live in today, ”said Anne Warden, executive vice president of strategic integration for DMI.

“We’re ready to start from scratch together and highlight how Fuel Up to Play 60 is more than just a school curriculum, as we show how dairy can fuel families and help them do their best during their day.” , from breakfast to bedtime. “

Some new and improved website elements include:

• The Fuel Up to Play 60 learning plan, which aligns with national standards in science, socio-emotional learning and health education and features dairy products as fuel for the body and health. spirit, as well as dairy sustainability practices.

• Program guides that help parents and educators easily and effectively find the answers they need about the program. This includes access to larger Fuel Up to Play 60 learning resources, such as Homeroom.

• An updated educator dashboard with opportunities for state and regional monitoring teams to create personalized content for their local schools.

• An improved Student Zone app that allows students to create accounts, complete activities, collect badges and be named Fuel Up to Play 60 Champions.

Fuel Up to Play 60 will also work with NFL players, dietitians, food-focused parents and inspirational educators to share ideas on how they fuel their days on social media including TikTok, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

GoNoodle partnership delivers results

Keeping kids on the move and making smart food choices is at the center of a new 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.

Control and GoNoodle released the first two-player game called “Coach Terry’s Touchdown!” powered by Fuel Up to Play 60.

The free game requires students to race down a virtual soccer field to reach the end zone while dodging objects like flying foam fingers trying to attack them.

Students collect “power-ups” including milk, yogurt and smoothies to keep their energy up and they earn bonus points for trying to score touchdowns in 60 seconds.

Since its May-July launch, “Coach Terry’s Touchdown! »Ranked first among all GoNoodle games determined by departures, arrivals and total minutes of movement. His total number of minutes of movement is 133% higher than the overall company average.

To learn more about milk collection, visit www.usdairy.com.

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