Students ‘Fuel Up’ on fitness, nutrition at Ford Field

The Detroit News

Students from 30 Michigan schools got lessons in fitness and healthy eating Tuesday at Ford Field from nutritionists, state officials and current and former members of the Detroit Lions.

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During the “Fuel Up to Play 60 Rally for School Health,” the youngsters performed physical fitness and football drills with Lions defensive end Jason Jones, former Lions wide receiver Herman Moore and former Lions kicker Jason Hanson. Among other activities, students played catch with Moore and practiced defensive stances with Jones.

A wellness specialist with United Dairy Industry of Michigan and representatives of the Michigan departments of agriculture and health and human services also spoke to the visitors about healthy food choices, and children enjoyed a midday “tailgate” with items such as Mediterranean pizza with hummus in place of tomato sauce, vegetables and cheese on a stick, and cinnamon pita chips with fruit salsa.