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For the Love of Play

Fuel Up to Play 60, Quaker and the NFL are joining forces to launch the "For the Love of Play" campaign to encourage kids and the adults who care about them to get up and active for 60 minutes a day - at school, at home, and everywhere in between - as part of a healthy lifestyle. For the Love of Play empowers everyone from students and teachers to parents and community members to help keep kids moving for a healthier generation.


Spread the word about the importance of physical activity and its impact on student health and wellness.

  • Like, comment and share Fuel Up to Play 60's campaign content.

  • Share your favorite ways to play with a photo, selfie or short video. Make sure to use the hashtag #LoveOfPlay and tag Fuel Up to Play 60. Tag friends, partners and others and ask them to show how they play via the program's social channels as well.

  • Stay tuned for posts, videos, and photos featuring NFL players and students' favorite ways to get active through play in September and October on Fuel Up to Play 60 social channels:

Facebook.com/FuelUpToPlay60 = @Fuel Up to Play 60
Twitter.com/FUTP60 = @FUTP60
Instagram


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Health and Wellness

PTA has a long history of supporting schools and childhood health programs and continues to do so today by urging all PTA/PTSAs to have an active Health & Wellness Committee.

 

Cooking Together, Cooking Forever 

Many people say that they use prepared foods, because they don't want to come home from work and spend time in the kitchen away from their kids. The exact opposite can be true – bring the kids into the kitchen with you, teach them how to cook (or learn together), and provide them with meals that have less salt, fat, and sugar then any prepared foods you can buy. Plus, you will have a good time doing it.

Cooking Together, Cooking Forever is your solution!

In a relatively short period of time, childhood obesity has emerged as one of the nation’s most significant public health issues, with dire implications for children, families and the communities in which they live. More than 23 million children and adolescents in the United States are currently obese or overweight.  The tripling of childhood obesity rates in the last 30 years means more children are at risk of developing serious, chronic health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and orthopedic conditions. Rising obesity rates will accelerate the increase in health care costs absorbed by families, businesses and government.

3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim

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Fuel Up to Play 60...fuelup

is your chance to make a commitment to healthy eating and 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Make a difference for yourself and make your school an even better place – find more information at http://www.fueluptoplay60.com/.

 

For additional resources...

Visit the National PTA website at http://pta.org/healthy_lifestyles.asp.