SAN JUAN - Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD student Kaydee Garcia, a 5th grader at Carman Elementary in San Juan has been selected to represent the State of Texas as an Ambassador for the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program during its 2017 Student Ambassador Summit to be held in Minneapolis July 24-27.

Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school wellness program, encourages students from all communities to take the lead in living healthier lifestyles through good nutrition and physical activity. The National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provide this free program for all schools. It is currently in more than 73,000 schools nationwide and encourages students to eat healthy and get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

At PSJA ISD, campus physical education coaches take the lead encouraging students to practice a healthy lifestyle at school and at home. Through the program, students can earn points and rewards like NFL prizes throughout the year.

At the summit, Kaydee will have the opportunity to meet NFL players, show off her creative healthy cooking skills and learn how to be a great leader and role model for other students across the USA.