NFL QB Alex Smith Inspires Kids Through Utah’s Fuel Up to Play 60 School Assemblies
This fall, all around Utah, NFL Quarterback Alex Smith has made a virtual appearance in our Fuel Up to Play 60 Assemblies. Video chatting with kids from elementary school through Jr. High, Alex interacts with students, Trudy the cow, and our Fuel Up to Play 60 coach, Ashley, to bring great messages and fun into the schools. These assemblies have been a great way to raise awareness about the power of Fuel Up to Play 60, a program started by Utah’s Dairy Farmers through the National Dairy Council and the National Football League. As the nation’s largest in-school wellness program, Fuel Up to Play 60 is inspiring kids to make changes at their school.
“The messages from the FUTP60 program – being active, eating healthy, and making positive changes in ourselves – are things that everyone can relate to and benefit from. Plus it is so much fun!” – Ashley Huntington (Fuel Up Coach & Dairy Council Events Director)
“We know kids need to eat right and be more active. Moving more and eating right helps kids fight childhood obesity. We’re here to help. We are we engaged in these assemblies, because healthy can be fun! From the video chat with NFL Quarter back Alex Smith, to Trudy Moo the cow showing kids how to dance – even the milk mustache contest with the principal, the kids love it and they learn. Kids are our future and the Fuel Up assemblies teach kids how to have fun while they learn habits for a lifetime.” – Becky Low (Dairy Council Nutrition Education)