BRAWNER SPOTLIGHTED IN FITNESS AND NUTRITION VIDEO
October 20, 2011
Brawner Intermediate School is spotlighted in a fitness and nutrition video produced by Dairy MAX.The video highlights the school’s involvement in the National Football League’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program.
Students at the school have been participating in the program – a school nutrition and physical activity initiative launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL 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.
The school received the NFL grant last school year and has applied to receive additional funding this school year.
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.
The organization also honored Brawner for outstanding commitment to student nutrition and physical fitness during a presentation at the Granbury ISD school board meeting in May.