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Erwin Middle School Honored in "Fuel Up to Play 60" Program

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"Fuel Up to Play 60" (FUTP 60) encourages students to take charge of their health and make positive decisions regarding their nutrition and physical activity habits. Lucile Erwin Middle School was honored recently by Dairy MAX, the local dairy council and FUTP 60 program sponsor, and the Denver Broncos for the school community's hard work, dedication and commitment to FUTP 60 during the 2017-2018 school year.

Denver Broncos Safety Justin Simmons and Nose Tackle Zach Kerr presented students with a recognition award and also spoke about the importance of healthy habits. Students participated in a stadium tour, a dance break led by Denver Broncos cheerleaders, a FUTP 60 cleat design lab, a Healthy Schools Innovation Challenge and a dairy farm education station.

The Fuel Greatness Touchdown Recognition Celebration is an annual event designed to recognize and honor high-achieving schools, student teams and program advisors in the state of Colorado that complete the 6 steps of the FUTP 60 program. Created by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, FUTP 60 encourages students to 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, vegetables and whole grains.