Childhood Obesity Costs Kids – and All of US

It turns out childhood obesity isn’t just bad for kids—it’s bad for Indiana’s economy. We know that childhood obesity increases the risk that children will experience avoidable disease and death when they grow up, diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Childhood obesity affects all age groups. Even toddlers are developing obesity more often than…

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Appreciating teachers for their commitment to wellness

Teacher appreciation is a simple idea. It means showing teachers you value their work. As part of the Jump Right UP program, Crestview Elementary of MSD of Lawrence township thought outside the box when it came to teacher appreciation. With the guidance of Principal Natalie Schneider and third grade teacher Mrs. Alicia Stevens, Crestview Elementary…

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Food Pantry Summit 2019

In Marion County, more than 10,000 people use food pantries to provide or supplement their groceries each month.  These pantries often run solely on volunteers and they are always looking for more.  They need food donations as well, and cash donations to help purchase food that they don’t get through donations or from local hunger…

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Turning a national spotlight on child obesity

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to highlight not only the health challenges facing our children, but also the solutions that we’re promoting through our work at Jump IN for Healthy Kids. In central Indiana 4 out of 10 children are estimated to be overweight or obese. That’s nearly a quarter…

Infographic about childhood obesity rates

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