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New Jersey boy’s passion for dairy is going national

Bradley Richman of Pilesgrove, N.J., looks forward to serving as 2014 Fuel Up to Play 60 National Ambassador.

PHILADELPHIA -- Bradley Richman, a 6-grade student at Mannington Township School in Salem, N.J., was recently selected as a Fuel Up to Play 60 National Ambassador for 2014.

Bradley, the son of dairy farmers John and Melanie Richman of Pilesgrove, N.J., has always included milk as part of his diet and now is encouraging other students to develop healthy eating and physical activity habits as part of the Mannington Township School Youth Advisory Council. He has participated in and led more than 15 Fuel Up to Play 60 activities including in-class physical activity breaks and Breakfast in the Classroom.

“I’m honored to be selected as a National Ambassador,” Bradley said. “Fuel Up to Play 60 is a fun way to eat healthy and get active, and I look forward to encouraging other kids to get involved.”

As a National Ambassador, Bradley will receive leadership and program training at the 2014-15 Student Ambassador Summit in Arlington, Texas, this summer and then will represent Fuel Up to Play 60 on a national level later this year.

“I am so excited that a student who works so hard is being acknowledged for his hard work,” said Nancy Anderson, who serves as Mannington Township’s Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor.

Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods, including low-fat and fat-free milk and milk products, and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. More than 73,000 schools have active Program Advisors and student-lead teams making Fuel Up to Play 60 the nation’s largest in-school health and wellness program.