Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson and wide receiver Lee Evans shared their home away from home and spoke to nearly 100 students from five Buffalo Public Schools at the Bills Fieldhouse on November 20th about Fueling Up to Play 60.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is the chance to make a commitment to healthy eating and 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Jackson and Evans told the kids how important nutrition and physical fitness are, helped students with exercise activities, took photographs with the students and signed autographs. The students also received a healthy lunch, learned how to make healthy snacks and signed a pledge to be healthy.
The Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders and Billy Buffalo were also in attendance to help promote Fueling Up to Play 60.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is part of a national initiative to promote healthy eating and physical activity in partnership with the National Football League (NFL), National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). The American Dairy Association and Dairy Council have partnered with the Bills to promote nutrition education and increased physical fitness to Buffalo city students as a way of preventing growing rates of childhood obesity through in-school promotions and contests.
Fuel Up to Play 60 empowers students to make changes at their schools like adding healthier options to school menus and starting physical activity programs like walking clubs.
For more information, visit www.fueluptoplay60.com.