Why Is Childhood Obesity Our Business?

Personal responsibility isn’t enough; part 3 of 3 in a series Earlier this month we discussed some of the complicated factors contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic, including dramatic shifts in physical activity  habits and nutrition. Still, you may wonder, Isn’t weight a personal issue? Why is the entire community involved? Personal responsibility is important,…

Children in school standing in front of a chalkboard

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Find the right community wellness partner

Community engagement is an important part of a comprehensive workplace wellness program. Employers gain many advantages by engaging in community partnerships, but how do you choose effective partners for your community engagement efforts? Effective community wellness partnerships require strategic planning and ongoing communication. You want to find a partner(s) whose interest in and commitment to improving wellness…

Children and teacher at an urban garden

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How can corporations support wellness in their community?

Jump IN for Healthy Kids CEO Julie Burns will present a session on community engagement at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit on October 3-4.  Get a sneak preview of her session, Connecting Wellness to Corporate Responsibility,by reading her guest blog post on the Summit’s website. Find out why community engagement is a strategic investment and how to…

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Workplace wellness starts with one person—it could be you!

Local spotlight: United Way of Central Indiana employee inspires, supports co-workers Can a single individual impact company culture enough to trigger healthier habits in the workplace? Jeffrey Wilson, administrative assistant at United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI), did. If you schedule a meeting with Jeffrey, he’ll likely arrive with a simple gift for you: a…

Jeffrey Wilson of the United Way

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National recognition for innovation and achievement

2016 Year in Review – part four in a series of four Jump IN’s mission is to promote policies and practices that create healthy environments where families and children have real opportunities to make healthy choices and engage in healthy behaviors. Research shows that if healthy nutrition and physical activity policies can be implemented in…

Ron Gifford speaking at the National Academy of Sciences

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