Johnathan Brooks, a student at Hays-Porter School, was selected as one of 59 students to serve as a State Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, the premier in-school nutrition and physical activity program. Inspired and led by youth, Fuel Up to Play 60 empowers students to eat healthy, be active and make positive changes in their schools and communities. The program – created in partnership with American Dairy Association Mideast and the NFL, in collaboration with USDA – is in nearly 74,000 schools nationwide.
“Investing in the health and wellbeing of our future generations is crucial and that begins with our students,” said June Wedd, Vice President of School Marketing for the American Dairy Association Mideast. “All of our Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassadors have proven to be leaders in creating effective and healthy changes in schools.
Johnathan, along with 63 other State and National Ambassadors, helps lead the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which engages youth directly as grassroots leaders to increase access to healthy foods and 60 minutes of physical activity at school. In the coming year, Johnathan will lead their school in making healthy, sustainable changes and represent the program at statewide events, round table discussions, and more!
Selected from a nationwide search and extensive application process, these State Ambassadors along with National Ambassadors will have the opportunity to attend the Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit in Arlington, Texas this summer. The Summit provides Student Ambassadors the opportunity to meet their fellow Ambassadors, learn leadership skills and help shape the program for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Students will also have the chance to meet NFL players and participate in exciting events including physical activity drills and an ultimate cook-off with their peers.
For more information about Fuel Up to Play 60 and the Student Ambassadors, visit www.FuelUpToPlay60.com.