Vikings’ Asher Allen Helps Cedar Valley Elementary in Minnesota Celebrate their Fuel Up to Play 60 Success!

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Asher Allen #21 recently made an appearance at Cedar Park Elementary School in Apple Valley, Minn. to congratulate the student body at an all-school rewards assembly for their activation in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Students and staff wore their Vikings purple to show off their Vikings pride. The school assembly was kicked off by Minnesota dairy farmer Barb Liebenstein of Wolf Creek Dairy who explained to the kids what happens on the farm and how dairy farmers work hard everyday to produce wholesome, nutritious dairy foods. Asher then spoke to the students about how important it is to eat healthy and get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. He honored the student winners of a school-wide poster and cooking contest, participated in a milk mustache photo booth and joined in on a student-led cheer, warm-up activities as well as answered questions. Kids wanted to know his favorite sports (football and golf), foods (grapes and milk), color (purple), and even his favorite number (#10)!
The students at Cedar Park Elementary School, with the guidance of Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor and Physical Education teacher Patty Banwart, have been busy implementing Fuel Up to Play 60 healthy eating and physical activity “plays” since fall 2010. “We’re excited that Fuel Up to Play 60 has given kids an opportunity to take control of their own health and make their school environments healthier by eating right, getting daily physical activity and encouraging their friends to do the same,” says Lisa  McCann RD, health and wellness program manager with Midwest Dairy Council. “Fuel Up to Play 60 makes adopting healthy habits fun and exciting while helping youth make a difference in their schools.”
To get in on the Fuel Up to Play 60 game plan, be sure your school is implementing the Six Steps to Light Up the Scoreboard. Learn more here.

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