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First Down For Fitness

Program Overview

Atlanta Falcons First Down for Fitness presented by Marsh & McLennan Agency and Publix Supermarkets is a three-month program (September 7 through November 30, 2015) designed to challenge third through seventh grade students throughout the state of Georgia to participate in fitness activities, eat healthy and lead a healthy lifestyle. The program incorporates components of the NFL’s Play 60 initiative, the American Heart Association, and Fuel Up to Play 60 nutrition program available through the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA).



2014-2015 First Down for Fitness Teacher of the Year Winners

  • Penny Atkinson – Elm Street Elementary School – Rome, Georgia
  • Andy Cash – WJ Cooper Elementary School – Loganville, Georgia
  • Eric Homansky – Nickajack Elementary School – Smyrna, Georgia
  • Jocelyn Johnson – Miles Intermediate School – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Timothy Norton – Frank W. Spencer Elementary School – Savannah, Georgia


Publix Recipes

Chicken Fajitas with Mexican Grilled Corn

Hearty Shrimp and Roasted Vegetables

Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

Baked Spaghetti with Italian Side Salad

Market Basket Pasta

Italian Pie

Chicken Pillows

Southwest Green Chile Burgers

Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas with Guacomole-Salsa Salad

Chicken Carbonara Rosa and Spinach Salad

Potato-Crusted Fish and Fresh Broccoli

Chicken Manchego

Sweet Pepper Salmon


Fitness Tips