ISU Football Coach Paul Rhoads to Promote Healthy Habits at King Elementary

King Elementary School has won a visit from Paul Rhoads, head football coach for the Iowa State Cyclones, to help them launch their Fuel Up to Play 60 wellness program.

The event will be held:

Wednesday, April 25
12:30 to 1:30 PM
King Elementary School
1849 Forest Avenue

King Elementary School earned a visit by the Cyclones football coach when they won a Program Advisor Sign-Up Challenge. King’s physical education teacher Tara Frohwein and library associate Kiendra Phanfil signed up as new program advisors and committed to kicking off the Fuel up to Play 60 program at King next school year.

Coach Rhoads will talk to students about the Fuel Up to Play 60 program and give his personal story about eating healthy and being physically active. He also will lead students in a physical activity and end his visit with a Q&A session.

Fuel Up to Play 60 funds provide support for a variety of activities and tools, such as foodservice materials and equipment, nutrition and physical education materials, student and staff incentives, staff development and overall Fuel Up to Play 60 implementation in an effort to champion school wellness.

More than 70,000 schools across the United States are participating in Fuel Up to Play 60. Launched by National Dairy Council, local dairy councils and the National Football League, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Multiple health organizations and several major corporations are also supporting Fuel Up to Play 60, now in its third year.