Use FUTP60 to Deliver PE Heart Rate Monitors, Training to Classes

Application Deadline for Popular Fitness, Nutrition Grant Approaches; Take Opportunity to Introduce Technology that Improves Student Engagement, Achievement in PE

Teachers wanting to add IHT’s PE heart rate monitors to their curriculum have until Nov. 7, 2018 to apply for $4,000 grants available from the NFL’s Fuel Up To Play 60 program.

The Fuel Up to Play 60 grant awards winning applicants $4,000 that must be split evenly on initiatives that will help students with healthy eating and physical fitness. Teachers can use the physical fitness funding to add new technology such as the IHT Spirit System, which uses data from the wrist-based IHT ZONE heart rate monitor to help students take a direct role in learning lifelong fitness skills. Read More


D303 physical education teachers inspire kids to be healthy

Originally published Dec. 12, 2017 in the Chicago Daily Herald.

By Dave Heun

Physical education teachers Gus Silva and Russell Williams didn’t waste much time getting students at Richmond Elementary School in St. Charles more interested in healthy lifestyles.

When the National Dairy Council and National Football League launched a Fuel Up to Play 60 in-school health and wellness program about seven years ago, Silva and Williams jumped all over it.

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May has students eyeing summer, teachers eyeing funding

Fri, 20 May 2016 fundingAs May progresses and students begin to turn their eyes toward summer vacation, teachers begin focusing on what’s next. What did I do this year that worked well? What do I want to change about my curriculum? Who’s doing something new that would work at my school? How am I going to find the funding for something new?That last question remains the most important one.

As teachers identify new tools – be it a new set of books to read for English, software that augments math or new innovations such as the IHT Zone that helps teachers and students track heart rate levels during physical education – more often than not they need to develop a plan to pay for their new tools.

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