Swan Valley Kids Make Their Move

Published online: Jan 27, 2014 IFM Editor
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Congrats to the students and faculty at Swan Valley Elementary, who have just received a $2,500 grant as a first-prize winner in the Quaker and Fuel Up to Play 60 Make Your Move Video Contest.   

Swan Valley Elementary students demonstrated their commitment to getting active for at least 60 minutes a day by creating a video of students, dancing, exercising and showing off their moves. View the winning video at Swan Valley’s website: sd92.k12.id.us.

The school is planning to celebrate their success with a Fuel Up to Play 60 event that will include line dancing, jump roping, yoga, an obstacle course, and a milk mustache booth. Swan Valley is one of 10 first-prize winners to receive $2,500, plans to use the grant taste test nutritious foods to add to the school menu and purchase equipment for in-class physical activity breaks.

As part of the larger Make Your Move campaign to inspire students to get active for a healthier future, The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., partnered with Fuel Up to Play 60 for the Make Your Move Video Contest and encouraged parents and teachers to submit on behalf of a school a short video of their students moving and getting active.Quaker is helping fuel healthy families by donating a total of $125,000 to support Fuel Up to Play 60.

Fuel Up to Play 60 also partnered with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) for the overall Make Your Move campaign. 

Created by the National Football League and National Dairy Council, which was founded by America’s dairy farmers, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fuel Up to Play 60 is the nation’s largest in-school wellness program and empowers students to make healthy changes in more than 73,000 schools. As a result of the program, last year 14 million students made better food choices by selecting nutritious options like low-fat and fat-free dairy products, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Additionally, 14 million students are getting more physically active during the school day. 

To join Fuel Up to Play 60 and learn more about the program, please visit www.FuelUtpToPlay60.com.