Former SU star talks about Play 60 program
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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Former Syracuse University star and NFL running back Joe Morris was in Syracuse Wednesday to support the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.
Morris was at the American Dairy Association's annual meeting in Liverpool to discuss the program which was created by dairy farmers as a way to help fight childhood obesity by exercising 60 minutes a day.
In addition to exercise, kids are urged to eat a balanced diet consisting of low fat and fat-free dairy products, as well as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Morris stressed that exercising can be fun and children should do things together to keep themselves motivated.
Joe Morris, Fuel Up to Play 60 said, “You have to self motivate and do it with friends. Do things and activities that you are going to enjoy. You like playing basketball? Go out and get some friends to play basketball. Want to go play hockey, street hockey or ice hockey, go do that. It's an option for you to do anything you want to do, to maintain your physical fitness."
The National Dairy Council and National Football League continue to look for new ways to keep kids active.