WHEN: Saturday, November 12
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Lake Asbury Elementary School
2901 Sandridge Road
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
“The Fuel Up to Play 60 Program is based on students leading change for a healthier school and community environment. Chase Carroll, our 2016-2017 Florida state Student Ambassador and his 35-member student team have led the charge for this program not only in their school, but reaching their entire county though this summit,” said Lori Nelson, the nutrition manager for the Dairy Council of Florida’s school health and wellness program. “The hard work, dedication and leadership from Chase and his peers, along with their program advisor Shannon Pellegrini, is what FUTP60 is all about. The Dairy Council of Florida is extremely proud of the team from Lake Asbury Elementary and are looking forward to more Clay County schools participating and leading the way with Fuel Up to Play 60.”
"This is a precisely planned event that I believe will help many schools put this program into action,” said Carroll. “After my experience at the national summit I am certain that this mini-summit will be a blast for everyone in attendance!"
“Fuel Up To Play 60 is engaging students in leading healthier lifestyles, and I'm a firm believer that active bodies lead to active minds,” said Pellegrini, who is also a physical education teacher at Lake Asbury Elementary School.
Last year, Wilkinson Elementary School in Middleburg won $5,000 in FUTP60’s “Defend Your Turf Challenge,” which required students to track their healthy food choices and physical activities over a six-week period.
About Fuel Up to Play 60
Launched by the National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League (NFL), with additional partnership support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
About Dairy Council of Florida
The Dairy Council of Florida works with schools, health professionals, social service agencies and others to educate Floridians on the health benefits of milk and other nutrient-rich dairy foods. Dairy Council of Florida programs are funded by Florida Dairy Farmers, which represents more than 130 dairy farming families throughout the state. For more information, call 800-516-4443 or visit www.floridamilk.com.