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CMS students learn about 'Fuel Up to Play 60' program

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Last week, Cherokee resident- and former National Football League Pro Bowler- Adam Timmerman spoke at Cherokee Middle School to help kick off the 'Fuel Up to Play 60' program.

Cherokee native and former NFL standout Adam Timmerman is pictured speaking to students at the Cherokee Middle School about the 'Fuel Up to Play 60' program. Photo contributed
'Fuel Up to Play 60' is a movement sponsored by the NFL and the Midwest Dairy Council to help students learn how to get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day and eat a healthy diet. The program is designed to help students, working with adults, make themselves and their schools healthier.

Students are able to log into the website at www.fueluptoplay60.com and track how much exercise they have done in a day's time and also track what types of foods they have eaten throughout the day. Students will be given the opportunity to sample new healthy snacks at school and also to get involved in some extra physical activities during and after school.

Adam Timmerman spoke about how eating healthy and staying active helps you grow up to be strong and healthy,and he explained how his own eating has changed since he was playing in the NFL. He also told the students how in the NFL when you were overweight they can fine you for it, so that was an incentive for players to keep on track with their weight.

He explained to the students how they need to try to be getting at least 60 minutes of exercise each day, but that it doesn't necessarily need to be done all at the same time. If they walk to and from school and it takes them 15 minutes each one way, they already have 30 minutes of exercise done for the day. At the end of his presentation, Adam showed the students his two Super Bowl rings, and the students were allowed to look at the rings and hold onto them if they wanted to.

If you happen to have a student in the Middle School, have them check out the website at www.fueluptoplay60.com, or you can also find it at www.nflrush.com. There is a lot of great information to help your child learn about exercise, eating healthy, and staying active in life.

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