Greater access to Healthy Food Takes a Big Step Forward

The Indianapolis City Council passed an ordinance that will change how Indianapolis manages all aspects of food Jump IN is extremely happy to announce a big step forward in our healthy food access work.  Early this year, the City-County Council approved an ordinance establishing the Indianapolis Community Food Access Coalition (the ICFAC). The ICFAC will…

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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,…

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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…

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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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