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Delivering Healthy Food and Activity to Schools

FUTP60 and schools

From the cafeteria to the playground, the classroom and in between, dairy has a vital role in schools across Oregon. At the end of June, Crista Hawkins was announced as Director of School Programs for ODNC. In this role, she is responsible for school health and wellness partnerships and programs like Fuel Up to Play 60.

Crista HawkinsFuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program created by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In Oregon, that program is now well received by hundreds of schools and school districts throughout the state. Recent school activities that ODNC arranged have involved current and past NFL players including Kellen Clemens, Joey Harrington and Anthony Newman.

“All kinds of activities are possible when you eat healthy,” said Crista. “I love working with Fuel Up to Play 60 to inspire wellness.”

Crista has managed Oregon’s additional school efforts including culinary trainings, school wellness awards, farm tours and more. Most recently, she attended the School Nutrition Association national conference in San Antonio, where she presented materials and information about ODNC programs to attendees.

For more information about how to bring Fuel Up to Play 60 into your local schools, contact Crista Hawkins at 971-673-2725.

Roseway Heights School Wins National Contest, Receives Field Day and $5,000


On Tuesday, May 24, former Oregon Ducks quarterback, Joey Harrington joined students at Roseway Heights School in Portland for an epic field day as a result of Dannon Danimals and Fuel Up to Play 60’s retail promotion last fall. The school was one of only six winners across the country.

In addition to the field day, Joey, joined school and other local representatives, to present the school with $5,000 to support health and wellness programming. Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council staff was on hand for the special presentation.

The field day included fun physical activities and drills for all students, along with nutrition information and Danimals samples. A story about the event was featured on KGW news. Find more information about the prize and the special school event here.