DAIRY MAX RECOGNIZES BRAWNER PHSYICAL FITNESS PROGRAM
May 24, 2011
Brawner Intermediate School was honored by Dairy MAX for outstanding commitment to student nutrition and physical fitness during a presentation at the Granbury ISD school board meeting on May 23, 2011.
Throughout the school year, Brawner students have been participating in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program – a school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
In February, the school hosted a pep rally featuring Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee, who encouraged students to eat nutritious meals, study hard, and “play 60.”
Since then, the Brawner PTO has been raising funds to replace a dirt track with one made of asphalt.During physical education classes, students regularly participate in Miler’s Club to increase physical fitness through walking and running.
Dairy MAX, which sponsored the February event, is a non-profit organization affiliated with the dairy council and funded by the dairy farming families in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and southwest Kansas. The group promotes dairy’s lifelong health benefits and enjoyment of nutrient-rich foods such as milk, cheese, and yogurt as supported by the U.S. dietary guidelines.
Pictured above are (left to right) GISD child nutrition director Alicia Hernandez, Brawner physical education teacher Patty Phillips, Brawner principal Stacie Brown, and Dairy MAX special projects director Patty Littlefield.