Fuel Up to Play 60

Empowering students to create a culture of wellness in schools

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.

This program provides 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, read more about the benefits of this program here

Padres, aprenda más sobre los beneficios de este programa aquí

Fuel Up to Play 60 School Nutrition Equipment Grants 2020

Overview:Fuel Up to Play 60 is pleased to offer School Nutrition Equipment Grants of up to $5,000...

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Dairy Council® of Arizona’s own Patricia Johnson is here to help.

Equipment Loan

Amp up your school events with our 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

Becoming Leaders In Our Communities!

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 Up to Play 60 National Summit. Not only was this my fifth time attending, it was my second year attending as a Youth Council member. Every year during this trip I am able...

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Team Lead Blog

Jump Start the Morning With a School Breakfast Party!

Jump Start the Morning With a School Breakfast Party!

Reporting From the Field Each month at Cheyenne Elementary, a breakfast party is held for the students who eat breakfast at school. In November the theme was "Leaves are Falling, Breakfast is Calling." The goal of the party is to promote and...

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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 at no charge. Visit the catalog to browse and order.