Latinos, Let’s Get Healthy with Fuel Up To Play 60 en Español!

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with National Dairy Council Fuel Up To Play 60  en Español and Latina Bloggers Connect.

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One in four children in the U.S is Hispanic and although studies show that physical fitness may benefit kids’ brain health and academic performance,  only 1 in 3 kids are active every day. This is a huge disadvantage inside and outside of the classroom for Hispanic children. Obesity rates for Hispanic youth start at a younger age and Hispanic youth and adults are more overweight or obese than Caucasians with the main reason being their sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy choices.

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As A mother of 2 boys, I know is sometimes hard to keep the children active everyday, either because they’re tired or I’m! And when it comes to the food they eat, it is even more difficult because they want a chocolate and you want them to eat fruit. I know living a healthy and active lifestyle when having children could be difficult, but it’s our kids’ life that is at risk if we don’t stay active everyday and eat healthy meals.

That’s why I’m very excited to introduce you to en español! It is great program where parents, students, teachers and communities can learn about easy and fun ways to eat healthier and stay active, while in school and at home. And now, all the information is now available en español!

Fuel up and play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, Its goal is to empower youth to create a healthier and more active school environment by participating in 60 minutes of daily activity and choosing nutrient-rich food,  to implement long-term, positive nutrition and physical activity changes for themselves, their schools and their communities. Also available in Spanish the tools  help schools and educators facilitate connections with parents, such as a take-home letter, a guide to introduce the program to Spanish speaking families and ideas for how parents can get involved.

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The launch of Fuel Up to Play 60 en español aims to engage not just kids, but their  parents, like you and me as well as communities in the conversations about health and wellness. With the program, healthy and positive decisions extend beyond the classroom. If we want our kids to live a healthy lifestyle we have to set an example, if we ask them to be active and eat healthy meals, we have to do the same, A healthy parent means a healthy kid!

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As a student, parent, teacher, or member of the community, it is very easy to participate, anyone can do it! Just visit and click español, o learn more about the program. In an effort to further reach Latino/Hispanic students, parents and communities, the PepsiCo Foundation; is providing funds to help Fuel Up to Play 60 schools in Miami and Los Angeles implement healthy changes that improve student nutrition and physical activity.

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Maybe in your country parents’ involvement in school is not as important, but in the U.S It is a must and key for success! I know you’re busy, but as a parent our job doesn’t end after we drop off our kids at school, we have to get involved in the school activities, know what’s happening on campus, what are our kids learning, eating, doing for most of the day and one way to participate is through

Watch this video to learn more about Fuel Up To Play 60!

Don’t wait any longer, visit to learn more about  this amazing program and tell your school about it! Everyone has a role to play in supporting the development of a healthy, high-achieving generation of empowered youth and together as a community of parents, teachers and students we can do it!

Join the Fuel Up To Play Twitter party with a special guest!

  • When: October 15, 2015
  • Time: 8PM EST/5PM PST
  • Follow: @FUTP60.
  • Hashtag #FuelGreatness 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of National Dairy Council and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.

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