Kicking Off FUTP60
The first step to starting the FUTP60 program at your school, like in football, is to have the kickoff. 3 more schools here in Utah started the FUTP60 program at their schools and shared their kickoffs.
Snow Horse Elementary Kickoff Poster Contest– Davis District
The Snow Horse Elementary Student Council hosted a Fuel Up to Play 60 Poster Contest as their Kick-Off event. We had about 20 entries from grades K-6. The student Council had a lot of fun judging the posters and announcing a winner from each grade. The posters were hung in the front entry of the school where all the students can see them. The plan is to have the posters up for 1 month.
Edgemont Elem – Provo District (1 photo)
Edgemont Elementary wanted to kick off the school’s Fuel Up To Play 60 involvement with an assembly but the principal would not approve any released time during school to do that. The PE teacher and Cafeteria Manager worked together to plan a Breakfast Assembly and invited students to come an hour early to school to have breakfast and participate in the Fuel Up To Play 60 Alex Smith Assembly, which was put on by a group of BYU students and included a milk mustache contest (picture above). Over 200 students attended to watch, with some of them bringing their own breakfast but most purchasing school breakfast! The assembly focused on fueling up with healthy foods, especially at breakfast and gave the adults in the school got a chance to start working together to carry out the program. The PE Teacher and Cafeteria Manager will continue to work together to choose a Healthy Eating and a Physical Activity play.
Spanish Fork High Breakfast Club – Nebo District (1 photo in dropbox)
The Fuel Up To Play 60 Program started at this school because of the interest of one student. He started a Fuel Up To Play 60 Club and planned the kick-off himself, which was to set up a table at his school’s “Club Rush Week”. He has recruited 12 students to join him, several of which are now FUTP60 Ambassadors. A guidance counselor has agreed to be the program advisor, but has allowed the student to take the lead. Next thing these students are working on is reimbursable breakfast vending machine which would provide healthy breakfast options to their peers. We are excited to see many more great things come from this group.