The Falcons First Down for Fitness three-month program is 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 program, the American Heart Association and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association's (SUDIA) Fuel Up to Play 60 nutrition program.
In 2010, the program had 28,811 students and 100 teachers who actively participated in at least 60 minutes a day, five days a week of physical fitness activities and healthy eating initiatives.
Each of the participants received a certificate of completion signed by Head Coach Mike Smith and Running Back Michael Turner. Additionally, each school received fitness equipment and many had the opportunity to receive tickets to a 2010 Falcons home game, assist with the Falcons Fitness Flag Crew on game day and/or have players and cheerleaders visit their school.
We are pleased to recognize 11 Falcons First Down For Fitness MVP's, nominated by their teachers, for their dedication and commitment to staying physically active and leading a healthy lifestyle.