Play 60 is the NFL's national campaign designed to encourage young fans to be active for 60 minutes a day. The Play 60 challenge was started in response to an increasing rate of childhood obesity and the decline of physical education programs in many of America's schools. NFL Play 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations and programs.
The Baltimore Ravens are champions in spreading the NFL's Play 60 message. Through Play 60 programs reaching various schools, community groups and other agencies, local youth have become active for an estimated 87 million minutes in 2019. The Baltimore Ravens consistently reinforce the NFL's Play 60 message by encouraging young fans to eat healthy and be active for at least 60 minutes each day. Examples can be seen regularly during Ravens Play 60 assemblies and through the support of American Dairy Association North East's (ADANE) Fuel Up to Play 60 programming.
Ravens PLAY 60 Champion of the Month, presented by Subway:
PLAY 60 is the National Football League's campaign to encourage youth to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. The Ravens PLAY 60 Champion of the Month award, presented by Subway, recognizes local students that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to physical activity and nutritional wellness.
Student Name: Clara
School Name: Honeygo Elementary School
Student's answers to the following questions:
How does it feel to be selected as a Ravens' PLAY 60 Champion of the Month?
"I felt excited. It made me feel special."
What is your favorite sport / exercise?
"My favorite sports are soccer, basketball and lacrosse."
What is your favorite healthy food?
"My favorite healthy foods are: brussels sprouts, broccoli and salad."
What do you hope to do when you grow up?
"I hope to be an athlete and an inventor when I grow up."
Who is your favorite Raven?
"My favorite Raven is Lamar Jackson."
Do you have any hidden talents?
"I can play quarterback and wide receiver."
What tips would you give to other students that want to live an active and healthy lifestyle?
"Find a physical activity that you love and do it every day. Eat vegetables and fruit every day."
American Dairy Association North East (ADANE) works to ensure students' health and wellness through support of school nutrition programs by providing tools and resources to help increase access to nutritious meals and physical activity. Students with access to healthy school meals are better prepared for success in the classroom and beyond. Fuel Up to Play 60 is ADANE's signature youth nutrition and fitness initiative which is sponsored by the National Football League, that aims to provide K-12 students with more opportunities for students to eat healthy and stay active for at least 60 minutes per day.
NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and wellness with partner organizations. PLAY 60 also is implemented locally, as part of the NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. Since the program was launched in 2007, the NFL has committed more than $325 million to youth health and fitness through programming, grants, and media time for public service announcements. The NFL and its teams have built more than 200 NFL Youth Fitness Zones and integrated programs into more than 73,000 schools nationwide since the campaign launched.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives. Fuel Up to Play 60, the leading in-school health and wellness program, empowers students and educators to work together to build healthier schools and create healthy, high achieving students. The program offers a variety of opportunities for adults, students and schools: from in-school wellness initiatives to funding opportunities, there is something for everyone!
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