Fuel Up to Play 60 

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program created by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with USDA, that helps today’s youth lead healthier lives. 


How does Fuel Up to Play 60 work? 

Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages students to work with adults to implement school-wide healthy eating and physical activity “plays” — initiatives that help students “fuel up” with nutrient-rich foods like low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and “get up and play” for at least 60 minutes every day. 

The Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook, grants, exciting rewards and additional resources help make the customizable program easy for any school to implement and any student to be engaged. This program also helps meet school wellness goals. 

How is Fuel Up to Play 60 making a difference? 

Fuel Up to Play 60 has helped to make wellness part of the game plan in more than 73,000 schools across the county, including more than 3,500 schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont thanks to New England dairy farmers. Millions of students nationwide are more active and are eating healthier because of Fuel Up to Play 60. 

How do I get started? 

The key to Fuel Up to Play 60’s success is having a strong student foundation, a team of committed educators and volunteers, and community engagement.  Here are resources to help you get started: 


Student Resources 

Points Tracker

Active students can keep trackof their progress online to earn Points. Students who collect at least 45,000 Points can apply for the competitive ambassador program and the opportunity to attend the national student leadership summit.  Use this guide to learn how you can earn Points and be on the road to becoming a Student Ambassador! 

School Guide to a FUTP 60 Kickoff 

Get everyone in your school excited about FUTP 60 by holding a Kickoff.  Your Kickoff can be as small or as large as you like.  Use the ideas in this guide to help you get started. 

Student Leadership 

Student leadership is central to Fuel Up to Play 60. Use this Student Leadership tip sheet for ideas on how Fuel Up to Play 60 can enhance your resume, interviews, college scholarship and job applications, and more! 

FUTP 60 and S.T.E.A.M 

Use this resource to learn how the core elements of Fuel Up to Play 60 integrates the characteristics of Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics. 

School Team Resources 

Touchdown Steps Guide 

Complete all Three Steps on our Fuel Up to Play 60 Dashboard to become a Touchdown School.  Stay tuned for exciting opportunities for your team to receive rewards along the way.

School Guide to FUTP 60 Kickoff 

Get everyone in your school excited about FUTP 60 by holding a Kickoff. Your Kickoff can be as small or as large as you like. Use the ideas in this guide to help you get started. 


Up to $4,000 per year is available for K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 to help kick-start healthy changes. To be eligible for funding, schools must participate in the National School Lunch Program and have a Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisor. To get you started, use our funding worksheet to start collecting your grant ideas!  

FUTP 60 Playbook Updated for 2019-2020!

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays are your tools for making healthy changes! Pick a Play from the Playbook that suits your school. Use it as a guide and be creative. Use these equipment suggestions as you plan your Fuel Up to Play 60 activities and grant application.

Website Guide

Use this helpful resource to guide you through the Fuel Up to Play 60 website. 



Fuel Up to Play 60 is the in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League, in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). For more information on how to join, visit  FuelUpToPlay60.com