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Carencro Middle School Students Meet NFL Saints Player

Carencro Middle School was randomly chosen out of 25 schools as the winner of the New Orleans Saints VIP Experience hosted by Dairy MAX. Due to COVID, groups are not allowed to visit the players or the Saints Training facility. So instead Cam Jordan, defensive end for the New Orleans Saints virtually visited with students of the FUTP 60 team and their Program Advisor, Jason Thomas. Students were also given a custom Saints  jersey and other Fuel Up to Play 60 gear.

To be eligible for this experience students were enrolled in Fuel Up To Play 60 (FUTP 60), completed  physical activities including all three FUTP 60 Touchdown Steps, and had at least three students meet Ambassador status.

Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) is a leading national in-school health and wellness program launched by the National Football League (NFL) and National Dairy Council (NDC), which was founded by America's dairy farmers, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fuel Up to Play 60's primary focus is to help schools meet their wellness goals and encourage youth to consume nutrient-rich foods, low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains and lean protein foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

Since its launch in 2009, more than 73,000 schools have enrolled in the program - that's three fourths of all schools in the United States - with the potential to reach more than 38 million kids. About a third of these schools are located in large urban areas, where most at-risk kids reside (and have the most to gain from programs like Fuel Up to Play 60). Fuel Up to Play 60, is offered to all schools with students in grades K-12, at no cost.