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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Reducing Screen Time to Impact Weight

Why is obesity a problem for so many children? A Closer Look: Screen Time Today we continue our series on the many contributing factors to childhood overweight and obesity by looking at the role screen time plays. This monthly series will continue throughout 2022 while we shine a light on the impact different behaviors make…

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World Obesity Day Is Today

A day to recognize the impact of obesity worldwide and to learn ways to work together to help people live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Today, March 4th, is designated World Obesity Day by the World Obesity Federation. The mission of World Obesity Day is to increase awareness, decrease stigma, encourage advocacy, improve policies, and…

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Why Is Obesity a Problem for So Many Children?

The answer is more complicated than it might seem. We at Jump IN are excited to launch a new blog series that will take a closer look at the many factors contributing to childhood overweight an obesity. Over the next year, we will periodically explore each of the factors in more detail to help shed…

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