The Dairy Council of Nevada selected local students to serve as state ambassadors and to help lead health and wellness change in their schools and communities.
Miranda, a fifth-grade student from Sandy Searles Miller Elementary School in Clark County School District, and Jayse, who is also a fifth-grade student in Clark County School District, were selected to serve as a state ambassadors for Fuel Up to Play 60, a leading health and wellness program created in partnership with the Dairy Council of Nevada and the NFL, in collaboration with USDA. Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages students to eat healthy, be active and make positive, healthy changes in their schools and communities.
Selected from a nationwide search and extensive application process, Miranda and Jayse attended the Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, GA July 16–19. The 2018 Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit brought together 215 students and 92 educators representing 46 states and 170 schools to spend four days exchanging ideas and getting inspired. It provided Student Ambassadors the opportunity to meet their fellow leaders from across the country and receive once-in-a-lifetime experiences with a focus on leadership and communications. Students met NFL players, toured Mercedes-Benz Stadium, competed for chances to win funding for their schools, and designed new and exciting healthy eating and physical activities for their school communities.
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 NFL game tickets, NFL merchandise and NFL player appearances.