Davidson and Osmundson selected Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisors for Dakotas


Midwest Dairy Council named six school leaders as Program Advisors of the Year for their active leadership role in encouraging students to eat healthy, get active and make a difference as part of Fuel Up to Play 60. As advisors for this national in-school nutrition and physical activity program, they are the driving forces behind their school’s involvement, which is now implemented in more than 70,000 schools nationwide.

The following leaders were selected as Program Advisors of the Year for the following states:

  • Elonda Davidson – Stanley Elementary School in Stanley, N.D.
  • Carrie Flores – Wilbur Middle School in Wichita, Kan.
  • Will Hogan – Ridge Family Center for Learning in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
  • Linda Mally – St. John Nepomucene School in Weston, Neb.
  • Nicole Osmundson – Robert Frost Elementary School in Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Terry Rex – Wings Park Elementary School in Oelwein, Iowa

“Program Advisors champion school wellness while empowering students to create a unique program experience in their school,” says Melissa Young, health and wellness director from Midwest Dairy Council. “Through the efforts of these dedicated Program Advisors, we’re seeing students taking control of their own health and work toward making their school environment healthier with their friends.”

In addition to engaging and empowering students to get involved in Fuel Up to Play 60, Program Advisors help their schools and students earn recognition, rewards and funding to support wellness initiatives in their schools. Any adult enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 can become a Program Advisor.

Launched by National Dairy Council, local dairy councils and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods, low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Multiple health organizations and several major corporations are also supporting Fuel Up to Play 60, now in its second year.

For more information on Fuel Up to Play 60 or to sign up for the 2011-2012 program visit www.FuelUpToPlay60.com or www.MidwestDairy.com.

Source: Midwest Dairy Council