Students across the Midwest have been eating healthy, staying active and making positive, healthy changes in their schools and communities, with the support from their Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisors. Twelve program advisors from nine Midwest states have gone above and beyond for their students this school year, and have been named Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisors of the Year.
Leaders chosen as Program Advisors of the Year have taken an active role in their respective schools, encouraging and empowering students to get involved in Fuel Up to Play 60. They have also helped their schools and students earn recognition, rewards and funding to support wellness initiatives. This year’s honorees in the Midwest include:
• Michele Brown, Lamar Elementary – Lamar, Ark.
• Penney Arey, Indianola Middle School – Indianola, Iowa
• Wendy Starwalt, Carrie Busey Elementary – Savoy, Ill.
• Jeffery Arellano, Gardiner Elementary – Wichita, Kan. (See Gardiner’s 2012-2013 success story.)
• Greg Ulrich and Matt Moore, Sunnyside Elementary – New Brighton, Minn. (See Sunnyside’s 2012-2013 success story.)
• Julie Dwyer, Pond Elementary – Grover, Mo.
• Leah Swedberg and Chelsea Hendricks, West Fargo High School – West Fargo, N.D. (See West Fargo’s 2012-2013 success story.)
• Alan Sarka, Neihardt Elementary – Millard, Neb.
• Benito Rodriguez and Jason Bruce, Woonsocket School – Woonsocket, S.D.
“These leaders have gone above and beyond to connect with their students and get them excited about the Fuel Up to Play 60 program,” said Molly Pelzer, RD, LD, senior vice president of Midwest Dairy Council. “Across the Midwest, they are creating healthier schools and healthier futures for our youth. They have each set a tremendous example for current and future program advisors to follow.”
To learn more about Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisors, click here.