South Dakota’s Governor Pledges His Support of Fuel Up to Play 60 and School Wellness Initiatives

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard pledged his commitment to child health and wellness through Fuel Up to Play 60 this past Friday at a celebratory event at the State Capitol in Pierre.  He was joined by Katie Osmundson, a Fuel Up to Play 60 National Student Ambassador, and her mother, Nicole Osmundson, Program Advisor of the Year, Walt Bones, Secretary of Agriculture, along with South Dakota dairy farmers. The Governor praised the progress achieved to date by South Dakota students and indicated the program is a positive next step toward helping them achieve better nutrition and fitness for life.
“The program helps provide healthy breakfast choices for students and encourages them to exercise or play for at least 60 minutes a day,” said Governor Daugaard. “I am appreciative that school children in our state have the opportunity to participate in the program.”
“Fuel Up to Play 60 has been a huge success at Robert Frost Elementary School. Students are exposed to healthy eating and the importance of being physically active through challenges and contests; in ways students love and relate to,” said Nicole Osmundson. “I thank Governor Daugaard for recognizing Fuel Up to Play 60 and the benefits this program has on our future generation.” Learn more.

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