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Former Miami Dolphins Player to Speak to Oakridge Elementary Students

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Oakridge Elementary School students and staff, Former Miami Dolphins & Pro Bowl Cornerback Sam Madison, and Dairy Council of Florida Representatives
Fuel Up to Play 60 will hold a “Touchdown MVP” event at Oakridge Elementary in Hollywood.  At the event, retired Miami Dolphins and Pro Bowl Cornerback Sam Madison will be on-hand to speak to students about how starting every day with breakfast, eating healthy foods, being active and getting a good education can help them reach their full potential.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
9 – 10 a.m.
Oakridge Elementary School
1507 N. 28 Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33020
The Fuel Up to Play 60 program helps empower students and families to lead change in their schools and communities by encouraging students to eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast; increase school breakfast participation; and participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
While attending the national SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) convention in April 2014, Oakridge Elementary physical education teacher Judith Kemp participated in a national Fuel Up to Play 60 scavenger hunt and won the grand prize of an NFL player visit for her school. Kemp uses the Fuel Up to Play 60 program as a way to get students excited about healthy eating, being physically active and improving school wellness.    
About Dairy Council of Florida
The Dairy Council of Florida works with schools, health professionals, community based organizations and others to educate Floridians on the health benefits of milk and other nutrient-rich dairy foods. Dairy Council of Florida programs are funded by Florida Dairy Farmers, which represents more than 130 dairy farming families throughout the state. For more information, call 800-516-4443 or visit www.floridamilk.com
About Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League (NFL), with additional partnership support from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
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