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New program at Carencro Middle encourages students to lead healthier lives

Posted at 9:35 PM, Nov 09, 2018

Some students at Carencro Middle School are getting excited about their health and fitness, thanks to a new program.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school program that was started by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today’s youth to lead healthier lives.

According to an educator at the school, Dana Etienne, the program also promotes leadership because it’s run by students who are responsible for recruiting other students and being the voice of the program.

One of their program’s accomplishments is starting a mobile food pantry of canned and nonperishable goods.

Right now, the mobile food pantry is accepting donations, like nonperishable goods, paper products, and toiletries. You may drop off your donations Monday through Friday from 8:05 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. at the school.

Etienne says program members are planning on starting a walking club in the spring.