Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassadors are leaders in their schools and communities. Many of them have helped implement healthy eating and physical activity changes in their schools and beyond. If you’ve ever wondered what kids really think about nutrition and fitness, then you’ll love these tips, which are part of our “Fit Kid Tips from FUTP60” series. These tips were created by the student ambassadors for people of all ages, so check them out and see how you can put their ideas into action on your #0to60 journey.
Our first set of Fuel Up to Play 60 Fit Kid Tips share a common theme: the use of technology. However, if you’re not a fan of the latest high tech fitness gadget, fear not – many of these tips can be implemented using nothing more than your cell phone. Read on for the student-approved tips, and then share with us your favorite way to use technology to accelerate your own health and fitness journey.
Digital Dance Party
“Grab your cell phone and try video-chatting with a friend every morning and every night for a quick digital dance party! It’s a great way to get your day started and to wind the evening down. Plus, you get to work on your sweet dance moves!” – Clay S., GA
“Your phone is an amazing tool for tracking your physical activity! There are so many apps that help you keep track of things like steps, time, heart rate, and many other aspects of your workouts! You can use different apps as a way to make your exercises more fun and interactive!” – Conner M., NE
There’s an App for That!
“Your phone is a great tool to keep track of what you eat at each meal! Start a note on your phone of all of the different foods you eat, and at the end of the day, tally up the servings to see if you ate the right amount of food! Over time, you’ll be able to adjust your eating habits to make sure you’re eating the right foods, and the right amounts!” – Kymani N., CA
“Everyone likes a bit of friendly competition! Grab a few of your closest friends and create a group chat together, where you keep track of all of the exercises you have done each day. Compare your scores and times with your friends to see who can be the best!” – Danny S., IL
Eat the MyPlate Way
“MyPlate is a great way to identify how much of a certain food group you should be eating. Use MyPlate to make sure you are getting the proper nutrients in your body each and every day!” – Rachelle A., AZ
*special note: did you know that you can use the U.S. Department of Agriculture's SuperTracker online tool to get a personalized nutrition plan and see how you stack up next to your MyPlate recommendations? Visit https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/ to learn more!
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