Happy Holidays from Jump IN for Healthy Kids

A simple list of healthy activities for the holidays We at Jump IN for Healthy Kids wish you and yours a very happy, safe, relaxing, and healthy holiday winter break. We’ve compiled a few items that you can put to use over the next couple of weeks, whether you’re snowed in, outside adventuring in the…

Family hikes on a beautiful, snowy trail

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Healthy Holidays from Jump IN

It IS possible to avoid overeating at Thanksgiving (or any holiday party) It’s possible to celebrate Thanksgiving—or any holiday—without going overboard on sweet treats and calorie-laden food and beverages. Here are a few simple strategies to help support you in eating healthy at your Thanksgiving Day celebration.  Drink water, skip that soda It may sound…

Family hikes in the woods in the fall

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A Month of Recognition and the Tools to Take Action

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month As designated by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), September is National Childhood Obesity Month, dedicated to educating children and their families on how to prevent childhood obesity .  Nationally, roughly one in five children suffers from obesity. In central Indiana, those numbers are worse. Jump IN for Healthy Kids is…

A group of happy children

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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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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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