USDA official speaks at healthy schools event

USDA official speaks at healthy schools event

USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon met with students and staff at Southern Middle School to applaud their participation in Fuel Up to Play 60, an initiative that promotes better nutrition and increased physical activity.

Fuel Up to Play 60, is an in-school nutrition and physical activity programme launched by the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL), with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), that empowers and encourages youth to eat nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and to achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign is working to ensure the health and well-being of America's children by promoting safe, balanced and nutritious meals and encouraging active lifestyles through programs like Fuel Up to Play 60. Strengthening the Child Nutrition Act is the legislative centerpiece of Let's Move! campaign. This bill, which passed the Senate with unanimous, bipartisan support at the beginning of August, authorises USDA's child nutrition programmes including the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programmes which serve as the nutritional backbone for over 32 million of kids across the U.S. nation.

www.LetsMove.gov
Source: USDA – United States Department of Agriculture
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