INTRODUCING FUELED-UP LEADERSHIP – Pottsgrove Middle School health and physical education teacher Marilyn Eaton, left, and eighth-grade student Mya Krueger told the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors on Tuesday (March 8, 2016) about more exercise progress they were making in the middle school’s annual “Fuel Up To Play 60” program. Krueger is the program student president this year. Fuel Up is an initiative created by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League to encourage students to participate in at least 60 minutes of exercise daily. Eaton told board members the program was needed because although national childhood obesity has begun to slowly decline, obesity in Pennsylvania and five other states is rising. The pair concluded their talk by giving “bags filled with swag,” backpack carrying reading material and Fuel Up-branded items, to each board member. The middle school and Eaton in past years have been nationally recognized for their Fuel Up efforts.
Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ March 8 meeting):