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Students and staff from Carencro Middle will head to Cleveland for summit

Posted at 9:00 AM, May 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-12 02:41:58-04

Two students and a coach from Carencro Middle School will be participating in the National Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, this July.

The summit is an annual event for students who are involved in their school’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which empowers students to eat healthy and be active. Fuel Up to Play 60, established by the NFL and America’s dairy farmers, is the country’s largest in-school health and wellness program with more than 73,000 schools enrolled nationwide.

Nyeema Nezay, Caleb Victor, and Coach Jason Thomas will be attending the summit July 16-19. The Cleveland Browns are partnering with the National Dairy Council to put on the event.

Nyeema is a student ambassador, and Coach Thomas is the state program advisor.

Carencro Middle School was awarded a Fuel Up to Play 60 grant for the 2018-19 school year. The school is now adding a grab-and-go option for breakfast to make meal service more efficient and insure that more students are fueled for their day.

According to City Councilwoman Danielle Capritto, “Carencro Middle has been active in encouraging students to ‘fuel up with healthy foods and get 60 minutes of physical activity in’ each and every day.”

All 32 NFL teams are involved with the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, and many teams will send players and mascots to the summit.