3 Ways to Get 5 a Day

Strategies to help you eat more fruits and veggies If your family is trying to live a healthy lifestyle, one of the best things you can do is eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. If you have a reluctant eater, appeal to his curious side and approach the goal as…

Celry sticks with peanut butter and cream cheese

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Go for Zero: Cutting Back on Sugary Drinks

You may already know that 5-2-1-0 is a simple way to remember experts’ recommendations for good health. Perhaps you also know that the “0” reminds us to aim for zero sugary beverages and drink more water instead. But what if that zero feels daunting? How can you move your family from its dependency on sugary…

Bottle tops of sugary beverages

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What is healthy? Four simple steps anyone can take…

Has the USA women’s World Cup victory last week triggered conversations in your house about sports and having a healthy body?  Now is a great time to talk about the connection between physical activity and staying healthy.  You don’t have to be a world-class athlete to have strong bones and muscles. We at Jump IN…

5-2-1-0 every day

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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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Tips for a Healthier Breakfast

You often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important to make it count. Forget the doughnuts and the big-as-your-face muffins drowning in sugar sprinkles. A healthy breakfast includes a variety of whole grain, fruit, vegetable, dairy and meat or meat alternative combinations. With a little planning and our…

Veggie fritata

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