Olathe Students Fuel Up to Play 60

Chiefs and Midwest Dairy visited Briarwood Elementary

The Chiefs Community Caring Team visited Briarwood Elementary in Olathe, KS this week to speak with students about the importance of healthy choices, being active for 60 minutes a day and brought some games along to get the kids moving.

"The group talked about exercise and nutrition and we had a lot of fun with some of the games, like the touchdown dance contest," Sean Bohon, Principal at Briarwood, said. "We had two students and two staff members try to perform their best touchdown dance, which was pretty funny. We also had some other fun activities where the kids got to get up and get active."

The students had a blast, which was evident by their screams of excitement and huge smiles across their faces.

They learned about proper nutrition, how it can affect their grades and performance in school and had a lot of fun throughout the assembly -- they especially loved KC Wolf.

At the conclusion of the assembly, the Midwest Dairy Association honored Briarwood's PE teacher, Chant Stuewe, for his continued excellence in the Play 60 initiatives.

"It was so great to receive that award and be recognized," Stuewe said. "We are continually trying to encourage the students to eat healthy and stay active."

Kansas City Chiefs Community Caring Team, including mascot KC Wolf, will host a Fuel Up to PLAY 60 assembly at Briarwood Elementary on October 8, 2014.

The Midwest Diary Association has a long-standing relationship with the Chiefs and this partnership is evident through the nation-wide program of Fuel Up to Play 60.

"The Midwest Dairy Association has been involved with the Chiefs for many years," Bridget Sheehan, Nutritionist with the Midwest Dairy Association, explained. "Fuel Up to Play 60 is a National program with the National Dairy Counsel and the NFL in coordination with the USDA. We're really proud to be involved locally with the Kansas City Chiefs and to bring the excitement of the Chiefs to the schools each and every year."

To learn more about Fuel Up to Play 60, visit their website at FuelUpToPlay60.com.

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