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Rhoads Speaks to Students About "Fuel Up to Play 60" Program

Release: 04/01/2011
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PLEASANT HILL, Iowa - Iowa State head football coach Paul Rhoads recently spoke at Spring Creek School in Pleasant Hill to create awareness for the NFL and National Dairy Council's "Fuel Up To Play 60" program. Rhoads spoke for 15-20 minutes in front of around 500 students and helped share the importance of fueling one's body with nutritionally rich foods and daily exercies.

The "Fuel Up to Play 60" program empowers students to make changes at school that will help them "get active and play" for 60 minutes daily and "fuel up" with critical nutrient-rich foods missing from their diets - like low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits and vegetables.

“The Midwest Dairy Council is thrilled to work with Iowa State University to support 'Fuel Up to Play 60' and further the progress that the in-school program is already making in Iowa. More than 100 of Iowa’s schools are enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. We are thankful that coach Rhoads gives back to local communities through initiatives that support school health and wellness.”

The students at Spring Creek School were encouraged to sign up and take the pledge to "fuel up and play 60," at the program's website (, where students could play games and track healthy behaviors while earning points toward the national "Fuel Up and Play 60" national competition.


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