SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (May 30, 2013) - Garfield Elementary was announced as the South Dakota winner of the Fuel Up to Play 60Activity Scavenger Hunt Challenge and will be awarded with $1500. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program created in partnership with Midwest Dairy Council and the National Football League that encourages students to eat healthy, be active and implement positive changes at school.
The Activity Scavenger Hunt Challenge encouraged students to grab a camera, their friends and even their school faculty to complete a list of activities to get everyone up and moving. Students were challenged to do activities such as jumping jacks with their principal and bicep curls with milk containers at home. By teaming up with their classmates, teachers and families, students had the opportunity to learn how small bursts of activity throughout the day can easily add up to 60 minutes of play. Garfield Elementary students made a human pyramid, participated in a wheelbarrow race, hosted a push-up contest with their PE teacher, and enjoyed milk and a milk mustache photo shoot with their school principal.
"It's so great to see how students from South Dakota are getting creative and finding ways to be active throughout the school day," said Whitney Jerman, a registered dietitian Midwest Dairy Council. "Our schools are doing a wonderful job of making physical activity fun and rewarding."
Fuel Up to Play 60 Challenges provide an opportunity for students tocollaborate with their peers to showcase what they have learned about "fueling up" with nutrient-rich foods and getting at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Students and teachers can view other schools' Challenge submissions and get involved with the program by visiting www.FuelUpToPlay60.com