North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple Joins Five Other Midwest Governors in Pledging Support for Fuel Up to Play 60 at Signing Celebration

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple recently pledged his support to child health and wellness and signed a certficate of support for Fuel Up to Play 60 at a special celebration event at the State Capitol in Bismarck. He joins the ranks of five other Midwest state Governors in pledging their support of the premier in-school health and wellness program that encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The Governor was joined by North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring; Superintendent Dr. Wayne Sanstead from the Department of Public Instruction; Director of Coordinated School Health, Joyal Meyer in that support. Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisors from Valley City Junior/Senior High School in Valley City and state student ambassadors Bailey Joy Aaneson and Logan Ahern from Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center in West Fargo talked about the impact of the program in their schools. Dairy farmer and Midwest Dairy Chairman of the Board, Jerry Messer, led a milk toast with the help of North Dakota Dairy Princess Rachael Rott celebrating dairy farmers’ more than 95-year commitment to child health and wellness through Midwest Dairy Council and Fuel Up to Play 60.
At the pledge signing, the Governor praised the progress achieved to date by North Dakota students and indicated the program is a positive step toward helping North Dakota students achieve better nutrition and fitness for life. “Fuel Up to Play 60 is a valuable in-school program that makes kids’ health and wellness as important as the ABC’s,” said Governor Dalrymple. “The program is designed to instill in our young people the benefits of leading healthy lives and to empower them to make good lifestyle decisions.” Learn more here.

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