Saturday, February 5, 2011

Gen YOUth Foundation

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program that empowers youth to improve nutrition and physical activity in their school and for their own health. Dairy farmer promotion dollars have been used to launch programs in 70,000 schools to reach 36.6 million students in 2010. This program has been a partnership with the National Football League and the USDA to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity. To take this a step further, the Gen YOUth Foundation has been formed to create a movement that will inspire youth to change their behavior. Partners in this foundation are the National Football League, USDA, U.S. Departmen of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Education, and National Dairy Council. Our children are our future and as a dairy farmer, a mother , and a nurse, I'm proud to be a part of making sure that we work together to insure the health of our nation. I hope you will visit the website of the new Gen YOUth Foundation at It gives great explanation about the mission, the partners, and the historic agreement bringing together this private-public partnership committed to child health and wellness.

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