In Praise of STARTING!

Finishing gets a lot of attention, but there is no finish line without a starting one first. Let’s talk about starting healthy habits. Too often, when people think about making healthy changes to their lifestyle they imagine their health goal – that’s where they want to get. Sometimes that can feel overwhelming, especially if the…

Illness-wellness continuum

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Distinguished Award for Work on Healthy Schools Goes to MSD Pike Superintendent Young

Jump IN for Healthy Kids is delighted to announce Dr. Larry Young, Superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township (MSD Pike), as winner of the prestigious Governor & Cheri Daniels award at this year’s Indiana School Health Network Conference (ISHN). Created in 2012 to recognize Governor and Cheri Daniels’ leadership and contributions to…

Dr. Young receives the Governor and Cheri Daniels Award at the 2022 SHN Conference

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How much physical activity do children need?

Let’s take a look at the two primary kinds of physical activity and help you think about how much your kids are getting. Today we continue our series on the many contributing factors to childhood overweight and obesity by looking at the role physical activity plays. This monthly series will continue throughout 2022 while we…

Kids jumping rope in PE

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It’s Every Kid Healthy Week!

Schools around the country make this week all about kids’ health Launched by Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) in 2013, Every Kid Healthy Week is an annual observance on the calendar of National Health Observances that celebrates school wellness achievements. Observed the last week of April each year, this special week shines a spotlight on…

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With Jump IN’s Support, IPS Wins Accolades

We are delighted to share IPS’s announcement The wellness policy at Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) recently received one of the highest scores given by the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH). The policy, which guides the district in establishing a healthy environment that promotes student health, wellbeing and learning ability, was awarded 170 out of 200…

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