Friday, August 12, 2016

Pottsgrove Students Are New Wellness Ambassadors

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Fuel Up to Play 60

Victoria Cappiello and Mya Krueger, students from Pottsgrove School District, were selected as two of 26 students to serve as a Summit Ambassadors for Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest health and wellness program.

Fuel Up to Play 60, created in partnership with American Dairy Association North East and the NFL, in cooperation with USDA, encourages students to eat healthy, be active and make positive, healthy changes in their schools and communities.

“These student leaders have already demonstrated such impressive leadership skills, and we can’t wait to add them to our larger team,” said Kristina Deecher, ADANE Director of Youth Programs. 

“These incredible students have shown a great passion for Fuel Up to Play 60, and we’re delighted that they’ve chosen to inspire their peers and communities to eat healthy and get active. I look forward to seeing everything they accomplish in the upcoming school year.”

Summit Ambassadors lead the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which engages youth directly as grassroots leaders to increase access to nutrient-rich foods and 60 minutes of physical activity at school. 

From smoothie stations to walking clubs, Fuel Up to Play 60 helps students create healthier school environments in over 73,000 schools nationwide. The program also encourages and recognizes schools and students with rewards, such as a trip to the Super Bowl, NFL merchandise and NFL player appearances.

Selected from a nationwide search and extensive application process, these Summit Ambassadors enjoyed the opportunity to attend the Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit at Purdue University this summer. 

The Summit provides Student Ambassadors the opportunity to meet their fellow leaders and help sculpt the program, which relies on the input and participation of students to grow and evolve. 

Students will also have the chance to meet NFL Players and participate in exciting events including unique physical activities, a trip to Fair Oaks Farms, time at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center (Home of the Indianapolis Colts), and much more.

For more information about Fuel Up to Play 60 and the Student Ambassadors, visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

1 comment:

  1. Victoria had an amazing time and can not wait to go back next year. Lots of learning and many new friends.
    Tina Cappiello (mom)