NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans kicked off their 2014 Titans Tuesday school visits at I.T. Creswell Middle Arts Magnet School to promote the Titans Play 60 initiative.
The Titans Play 60 program is an NFL initiative to encourage students to be the healthiest and most active generation ever by getting 60 minutes of exercise each and every day!
As a part of the program, the assembled youth had a special visit by our very own T-Rac! During the assembly, T-Rac was up to his usual shenanigans but with a purpose! In partnership with the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, the American Heart Association and the Tennessee State Parks, the students were taught the importance of eating healthy and living an active lifestyle.
The students were encouraged to hike at their local parks, play sports like soccer, basketball, volleyball, and of course, football with their friends, as well as dance. The middle school students also learned jump roping is great for their heart. T-Rac even challenged a student to a jump roping contest and as you would expect, the seven-foot raccoon lost and fell flat on his face!
Not only were I.T. Creswell students reminded of fun physical activities, they also learned about a nutritional diet that consists of drinking plenty of water and eating fruits and vegetables daily. Additionally, the youth learned the importance of drinking milk and were shocked to find out low fat chocolate milk is one of the greatest recovery aids after a workout.
The Tennessee Titans look forward to the 2014 season as they continue to enjoy a long-standing relationship with Nashville-Metro Schools. Since 1998, the Titans have visited tens of thousands of students and are excited to visit even more students this year to promote healthier lifestyles.
THE NFL TITANS "PLAY 60" CAMPAIGN
The Titans "Play 60" initiative encourages youth to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity or play per day in effort to fight childhood obesity. With the help of local non-profit organizations, like Nashville Metro Public Schools, American Heart Association and the National Dairy Council, have enhanced this mission and opportunity to reach out to America's youth. Since the NFL's Play 60 inception, the NFL has committed more than $100 million to youth health and fitness through programming, media time for public service announcements and grants from the Titans and fellow NFL owners and players. For more information about the NFL's Play 60 campaign please visithttp://www.nflrush.com/health.
THE SOUTHEAST UNITED DAIRY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
On behalf of dairy farm families, the non-profit Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA) works with schools and health professionals to promote Fuel Up To Play 60 (FUTP60) in the schools. This school wellness program provided locally by the Southeast Dairy Association and the Tennessee Titans is helping to make wellness part of the game plan in Tennessee Schools. The program helps encourage students to "fuel up" with nutrient-rich foods often missing from their diets and to "get active and play" 60 minutes daily. Learn more at www.FuelUpToPlay60.com. For more dairy information, visitwww.southeastdairy.org or click here to connect with SUDIA on Facebook.
THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. To find out how to help kids live heart-healthy lives, visitwww.heart.org/kids. To learn more about your heart health and what you can do about it, take the "Life's Simple 7" quiz at www.mylifecheck.org.