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SAISD FUTP60 en espanol kickoff

MEDIA ADVISORY

FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 EN ESPAÑOL TO ENCOURAGE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES AMONG HISPANIC YOUTH AND COMMUNITIES

**Special photo/video opportunity with students and Dallas Cowboys’ Safety, Barry Church**

WHAT:  Fuel Up to Play 60(FUTP60), the nation’s largest in-school wellness program, encourages all students to live healthier lifestyles through good nutrition and physical activity. With the launch of Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español, Spanish-language resources will be available to empower Hispanic students, parents and communities to get involved and make healthy eating and physical activity a priority.

Dairy Max the local dairy council and San Antonio ISD are excited to celebrate the launch of FUTP60 en Español to showcase the positive impact healthy eating and physical activity can have Hispanic youth and their families.

  • Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church and Collins Garden Elementary students, will unveil the FUTP60 bilingual playground stencils and demo how they get physically active at school.
  • Chef and Registered Dietitian Joel Barohn will demo a healthy recipe to highlight USDA’s MiPlato, a simple tool to help guide what foods to include on your plate
  • The Burbank High School mariachi will perform for the special guests.

WHEN:  Monday, October 12, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Collins Garden Elementary,  167 Harriman Place, San Antonio, TX 78204

INTERVIEWS & VISUALS:

    • Collins Garden Elementary School’s Parent Family Liaison, Rosamaria Galvez, and a student are available to speak (English & Spanish) on how Collins Garden Elementary is utilizing FUTP60 to eat healthy and stay active.
    • Sports Commentator, Roberto Clemente Jr., is available to speak (English & Spanish) on the impact FUTP60 en espanol can have on the Hispanic community.
    • Barry Church is available to talk about the importance of students eating healthy and being active.
    • Barry Church interacting with students and painting stencils; student mariachi performance.

WHY:  Fuel Up to Play 60 resources in Spanish provide fun opportunities to develop healthier habits at school and at home because healthy students are better students.

  • By creating resources in Spanish, Fuel Up to Play 60 and Dairy MAX are empowering kids and their parents with knowledge about food choices and how they can get active at school.
  • School participation in the Fuel Up to Play 60 bilingual stencil project is by invitation-only, through funding from Dairy Max. Collins Garden Elementary is one of 5 San Antonio ISD schools who will receive the playground stencils to engage students in active learning.
  • 99% of Collins Garden Elementary students are Hispanic and for 25% English is a second language.
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