Richland Middle School Teacher Recognized for Encouraging Healthy Eating, Exercise

Magie Wade, Chief Joseph Middle School P.E. teacher, has been named “Fuel Up To Play 60” Advisor of the Year for the state of Washington. Encouraging students and staff to make healthy eating choices and to get at least one hour of physical activity a day are the focuses of Fuel Up To Play 60 (FUTP 60). Wade implemented the program at Chief Joseph four years ago.

FUTP 60 is sponsored by the NFL, National Dairy Council, and the Department of Agriculture. Wade is working with these groups and the Richland School District Nutrition Services Department to promote consistent exercise and healthy food choices.

“There is a great deal of work that goes into making the program a success and Magie is the catalyst who makes it all happen,” said Cara Nichols of the Washington State Dairy Council.

In recognition of Wade’s work, Chief Joseph will be receiving a signed Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks jersey, and a pennant signed by Marcus Trufant. Wade will be honored at a Seahawks game this fall.

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