Fuel Up to Play 60

Empowering students to create a culture of wellness in schools

fuel up to play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s leading in-school wellness program, operates in over 73,000 schools nationwide through a partnership between the National Football League and the National Dairy Council.

Our goal is to provided school staff and students with opportunities to build healthier school environments by increasing physical activity and developing good eating habits.

Why Fuel Up To Play 60 ?

  • Up to $4,000 is available to qualifying schools per year
  • Student leadership and peer mentoring opportunities
  • Activities can be customized to fit each school’s needs
  • Resources, training, and support available for implementation

Parents and educators, learn more about the benefits of this program

Becoming Leaders In Our Communities!

Reporting From the Field For the fifth year in a row I received the opportunity to go to the Fuel...

Jump Start the Morning With a School Breakfast Party!

Reporting From the Field Each month at Cheyenne Elementary, a breakfast...

Nutrition Is Our Mission!

Reporting From the Field This summer my fellow student ambassadors and I...

Ethos Academy Earning A+ As A Rookie School

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Learning the Value of Teamwork

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National Student Summit in Minnesota

Reporting From the Field For the third year in a row I received the...

Color Fun Run

Reporting From the Field Recently my school district, Pendergast...

Walk To School Event

Reporting From the Field This winter, Garden Lakes Elementary hosted their...

Student Team Activities

Reporting From the Field This year for our kickoff at Garden Lakes...

Play 60 on Field Experience

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Enroll Your School Today!

Apply for Funds

Qualifying schools may apply for up to $4000 to create healthy opportunities!

Equipment Loan

Amp up school events with physical activity equipment available for loan!


Student Leadership

Fuel Up To Play 60 is led by students, for students. It all starts when they create a Dashboard account to track activities, participate in challenges, and earn points to achieve Ambassador status. At the highest level is a chance to represent Arizona at the national Student Ambassador Summit!

Program Advisor

Along with any adult educator or staff at the school, parents can also become Program Advisors (PA).  As a PA, you will recruit student leaders, receive information on local and national contests, and get the latest news on trainings and resources. To get started, work with your student team on activities to implement from the Playbook.

Become a Touchdown School

Complete and report all steps in the program to become a Touchdown School. In the process, student leaders will work with Program Advisors to plan a Kick Off event, rally other students to the cause, and implement nutrition and physical activity plays! Get ideas through reading school success stories here and here.

School Incentives

Incentives are everywhere! School nutrition equipment, prizes, Cardinals tickets, player or Big Red school visits, and kids combines are just a few. For qualifying schools, grants are available to help with wellness initiatives. Check out some ideas for using Fuel Up to Play 60 funding.

Reporting From the Field

Check out Fuel Up to Play 60 in action, from students and team leaders!

Student Blog

Team Lead Blog

Quick Links to Get Started




Award Winning, Age-Specific Nutrition Education Resources

The Dairy Council® of Arizona and Nevada provide free nutrition education materials throughout the states of Arizona and Nevada. Visit the catalog to browse and order.

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