Program Advisor Emily Natalie of Harding Elementary School of Harding, Penn. was recently awarded with the 2012 Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition for her work towards the Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative.
Students at Harding Elementary School get “10 minutes of activity” three times a week. This 10 minutes of activity includes dancing to Beyoncé, doing jumping jacks and other things to get students up and moving. Natalie started this weekly activity three years ago with a group of student volunteers, and also created a healthy snack table for the school where students can get nutritious snacks or drinks like low-fat, fat-free milk.
In the past, Natalie won the 2011 Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor of the Year Award and the Harding Elementary School program was recognized in a case study video about the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.
Students at Harding say that they love the program and the 10 minutes of exercise has helped keep them energized for class, and make things better at school. Check out video from the classroom below: