Nearly a dozen Minnesota Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisors and coaches joined former Minnesota Vikings player Ben Leber, Princess Kay of the Milky Way Mary Zahurones, and other Midwest Dairy Council Health and Wellness team representatives for a visit to Vikings Training Camp this year. The program advisors were awarded the opportunity because of their efforts to implement Fuel Up to Play 60 in their schools and communities.
Before watching the Vikings take the practice field, the group took a tour of a local dairy farm and learned about dairy farming from University of Minnesota veterinary professor Dr. John Fetrow. Program advisors brainstormed ideas for increasing participation and enthusiasm for the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in their schools. Following the dairy farm visit, the group observed a Minnesota Vikings team practice that included commentary and insights from Leber, a former linebacker for the team.
“It was fantastic to gather this group of Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisors from across the state,” said Carolyn Hudson, a registered dietitian with the Midwest Dairy Council. “They were able to share more about the program activities they’re implementing in their schools and trade ideas for getting more students – and their families – engaged in eating healthy and getting active.”