Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor of the Year Linda Maly speaking at a Fuel Up to Play 60 celebration event at the State Capitol in Lincoln in September.
Nebraska’s Program Advisor of the Year, Linda Maly, was recently profiled in the Omaha World-Herald for her role in launching and helping to sustain the Fuel Up to Play 60 program at St. John Nepomucene school in Weston, Neb. Maly along with her Fuel Up to Play 60 student team have been instrumental in setting program goals, planning events and scoring funding to help their school live the Fuel Up to Play 60 motto of “Eat Healthy. Get Active and Make a Difference.” Maly even had the opportunity to speak about the power of Fuel Up to Play 60 at the State Capitol in Lincoln during a celebration event with Governor Dave Heineman in September.
Since Maly helped to launch the program last year “students have become more curious about what they eat and how they play.” St. John’s has had events such as dairy tastings, a healthy food video competition and after-school workout sessions — all with the goal of fostering a healthier student body.
According to Maly, “the program has been wonderful for us. What an important cause it is to get kids in schools eating healthy and exercising.”
We couldn’t agree more! You too can apply for the funding needed to help champion your school’s wellness efforts. Your school has the chance to receive up to $4,000 through this competitive, nationwide funding program. The next deadline is February 1, 2012. Learn more here.