The Green Bay Packers invited students from six Wisconsin middle schools to participate in the Dairy Management Incorporated Kids Clinic Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at the Don Hutson Center.
Schools were chosen after winning the 'Fuel Up to Play 60 Challenge,' an in-school nutrition and physical activity program sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) through Wisconsin's dairy farmers, National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Participating schools included Columbus Middle School, Horace Mann Middle School (Sheboygan), Indian Mound Middle School (McFarland), Belleville Middle School, Flambeau Junior High School (Tony), and Milton Middle School.
More than 100 students from the six schools were awarded with the trip to Green Bay. They toured Lambeau Field and participated in a two hour workout at the Don Hutson Center with former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Bill Schroeder. Students were taught the importance of fueling up and being active by participating in interactive activity stations.
"We're excited to see Wisconsin schools embracing the 'Fuel Up to Play 60' program," said Director of the Wisconsin Dairy Council, Laura Wilford. "The program allows youth the opportunity to take control of their own health and work toward making their school environment healthier with their peers."
Fuel Up to Play 60 is the National Dairy Council's (NDC) joint initiative with the NFL that strives to fight childhood obesity by encouraging students across the country to eat healthy and get active for at least 60 minutes a day.
To learn more about 'Fuel Up to Play 60,' visit http://www.fueluptoplay60.com/.
To view photos from this year's Dairy Management Incorporated Kids Clinic click here.