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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Overcoming your physical activity rut

Today‚Äôs blog is written by Jump IN volunteer and guest blogger, Madison Crisler. Madison is currently a Senior at IUPUI studying Fitness Management and Personal Training. She has been coaching small group fitness classes as well as 1 on 1 training people for almost 4 years now and is helping us to help you all…

Children running across a big lawn

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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

As designated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), September is National Childhood Obesity Month.  Nationally, roughly one in five children suffers from obesity.  In central Indiana, those numbers are worse. Jump IN for Healthy Kids is focused on changing those numbers and helping children and families lead healthier lives.   Why is this such a problem? The causes of…

Girls hula hooping outdoors

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Understanding portion sizes

You have probably read that portion sizes have increased over the last few decades. You may also know that Americans’ prevalence of overweight and obesity has also increased over the same amount of time. Decreasing portion size is one of the simplest ways to reduce caloric intake and avoid overeating. Appropriate portion sizes change as…

kids feeding themselves lunch

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Keeping kids active and more quarantine resources

With schools being delayed, we’re sharing more tools to keep kids active Many central Indiana families are finding that their school districts are delaying the start of the school year out of concern for safety. Other districts are switching their teaching to online only. Families that had hoped for the beginning of the school year…

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