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2017-2018 Playbook

Just as NFL teams use a Playbook to figure out their on-the-field strategies, you can use the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook to strategize what will make your school a winner — by helping students to eat healthy and get active! Pick a Play that suits your school, use it as a guide and be creative. Then share your experiences with other schools!

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Breakfast For Everyone - First Meal Matters

Breakfast Anytime Anywhere

Healthy Eating

The morning is a great time to fuel up for success and start the day right. Work with your school’s nutrition manager to adopt these nutritious breakfast programs. 

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Farm to School - Know Your Food

Farm to School

Healthy Eating

Fresh, local foods — including school milk!— can be a great addition to nutritious meals and snacks. That’s one of the reasons it’s a great idea to organize a “farm-to-school” program to learn about where your food comes from and lead efforts to have your school purchase and serve nutritious, fresh, regionally grown and raised food!


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Food: Waste Less and Enjoy! It's Good for All of Us

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Healthy Eating

Learning how to waste less by taking what you will eat in appropriate portion sizes to promote health and well-being is an opportunity to serve as a leader in your classroom and your community in tackling food waste.

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It's All About Your Choices - Go Nutritious

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Healthy Eating

Get students excited about school meals and snacks! The goal is to give students access to healthy foods and to encourage them to make nutritious choices!

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Nourish Your Community

Fuel Up Your Community

Healthy Eating

Having access to nutrient-rich foods isn’t only important for students. It's also vital for everyone in your community. School meals and community resources like food banks and summer meal programs can help. 

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Snack Smarter Schoolwide

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Healthy Eating

Eating smart isn’t only important at meal time. Snacking smart is important, too! This Play will teach you how to build a team of “Snack Smart Student Investigators.” 


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All in, All Abilities - Activate Your School!

You Can Do It - We All Can
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Physical Activity

This Play is about considering and addressing barriers to physical activity and finding ways to break those barriers down, either for ourselves or for others.

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In Class Physical Activity Breaks

In Class Physical Activity Breaks
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Physical Activity

Take a break to sharpen students’ minds! Whether you choose stretching and calisthenics, workout videos or dance breaks, you'll get everyone motivated to move more all day.


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NFL FLAG In School - Get in the Game!

Physical Activity Summary
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Physical Activity

Start an official NFL FLAG Football league (or recruit teams from your school to join if one exists) in your area.

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Recess Refresh

Recess Refresh
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Physical Activity

Make your playground recess ready! Work with your Fuel Up to Play 60 team to see what students like about recess time — and what could make it even better.

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Walk this Way! Start a Walking Club

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Physical Activity

Start a walking club to get students, teachers, administrators and the community to make walking part of their day — every day!

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LAST SEASON'S PLAYBOOK

Check out Last Season's Playbook for more ideas.

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$ FUNDS FOR FUEL UP TO PLAY 60

Up to $4,000 per year is available to qualified K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 to kickstart healthy changes!

Application Opens: April 2017

Deadline: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

To get started, choose one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play from the 2016-2017 Playbook.

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Thank You!

Thanks to the many organizations who have provided valuable guidance and critical review of the Playbook.

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