Accessing healthy food in central Indiana

Pantry partners join together to help our neighbors in need The Indy Hunger Network reports that 172,510 food-insecure people live in Marion County. That means that 19% of the population doesn’t have access to enough food for everyone in a household. More than 200 food pantries currently support 10,000 food-insecure residents in Marion County and…

A volunteer stocks produce at the Sharing Place in Lawrence Township

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Food makes a difference

Food culture, quality, access and quantity play a role in obesity; part 2 of 3 in a series for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (September) Last week we started a series looking at the causes of childhood obesity , and while it’s true that many children spend too much time interacting with screens and too little…

Chips and salsa

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Putting the Community First

A couple of Fridays ago, roughly 80 volunteers descended on an eight-acre patch of land on the southeast side of Lawrence.   The land is owned by Monarch Beverage, which already has an impressive campus just to the north.  These eight acres Monarch has pledged not to develop; they are the grounds of the Lawrence Community Gardens,…

Volunteers move soil

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Jump IN’s Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge

Did you know? Jump IN for Healthy Kids is fortunate and honored to be one of the 50 organizations competing for the $250,000 Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge.  The Challenge is a partnership between the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties. The partnership empowers small to mid-size U.S. cities…

Kids jump and move during an assembly

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