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Powering Up for The School Day: Wisconsin Dairy News

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MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Fuel Up to Play 60 has definitely gotten kids more active, but to maintain a healthy lifestyle kids also need to eat the right foods.  In this segment of Wisconsin Dairy News, an award-winning chef is teaming up with students to show them new ways to power up for the school day.

Getting kids to eat healthy might be a bit of a challenge, but Chef Tory Miller, has a strategy.

Tory Miller, Chef and Owner of Graze and L'Etoile says, "It always tastes a little bit better when you got a chance to make it. And kids are more willing to try things regardless of what they…what vegetable it is, whether they like it or not, if they made it."

Having won a breakfast challenge through the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program, these kids are creating a healthy breakfast recipe with an award-winning chef.

Rachel Damm at Columbus Middle School says, "Chef Tory is absolutely a great role model for the rest of us. He probably has put a huge impact on us giving us a simple way to make a unique breakfast for our whole school!"

And kids are enthusiastic about learning new ways to eat healthy.

Holly Schoenherr at Columbus Middle School says, "A lot of kids here, they're like oh, I want to try this at home and then they tell their parents and I actually got a call the other day saying that oh my gosh, my daughter is so in to this and she loves it!"

And Colin Damm at Columbus Middle School says, "I think it was really cool and interesting, and great that we had him come in and teach us how to make a healthy snack!"

For these kids, this is a chance to learn that healthy food choices can be fun, tasty, and beneficial for their health and well-being.

Tory says, "For me, Fuel Up to Play 60 is to showcase that you should have a healthy breakfast, and eat a healthy snack, eat a healthy lunch to have enough energy to run around and be a kid."

And that's Wisconsin Dairy News!

Although making healthier food choices is part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 philosophy, getting kids better connected to their food and its benefits is also a bonus of the program.  For more information log on to www.dotfueluptoplay60.com

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