By Pat Warren

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Taking to the field. Area students follow up on a commitment to eat healthier and be more active.

Pat Warren reports on the Fuel Up to Play 60 event at M&T Bank Stadium.

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Kids across the country are reaping the benefits of fitness.

Tackling the challenge. Schools across the state have participated in the Fuel Up to Play 60 health and wellness program. The Mid Atlantic Dairy Association provides the fuel, the Baltimore Ravens the muscle in this team effort to build strong bodies.

Kylie Garmin is one of the ambassadors.

“Play 60 is when you try to get at least 60 minutes of exercise in a day and you try to get at least one food from each food group,” said Garmin.

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The schools there Wednesday have fulfilled that commitment.

“It started with a couple of students. They’re really excited about coming and helping out with the Play 60 program because they want to be physically active. They were educating other students on being more active and also eating better,” said Chris Acosta, Rolling Knolls Elementary School.

It’s a touchdown for the home team.

“Anything we can do in our community to encourage children to be active, eat healthy and get outside is the best thing we can do,” said Lindsay Smith, Baltimore Ravens.

And the feeling of accomplishment is its own reward.

The Ravens encourage the kids to keep up the good work throughout the summer.

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Fuel Up to Play 60 was founded by the National Dairy Council and the NFL.