Health-themed days to celebrate wellness

Choose a handful of national holidays to showcase your wellness efforts and reinforce healthy habits Every day is a good day to make healthy choices like eating fruits and veggies, limiting screen time, getting active for at least an hour, and drinking more water. But national observances provide opportunities to celebrate our progress and amp…

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The Kindness Challenge at Eagle Creek Elementary

This Saturday, February 17 is the official Random Acts of Kindness Day.  What will you do to celebrate?  We’re excited to tell you about a school that replaced its unhealthy celebration habit with a very special new tradition.   Celebrating with students and staff is an important part of a school’s culture. But have you ever stopped…

filling buckets with kindness

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Pike High School – Challenging Staff to Lead Healthier Lives

5-2-1-0 is an easy-to-understand concept created by Let’s Go! Maine to help parents, children, educators, childcare providers, and others remember four important healthy living recommendations. The idea is to encourage kids and adults to incorporate these simple steps into their lives every day: 5 fruits and vegetables, 2 hours or less of screen time, 1 hour of physical…

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Jump IN’s 2018: High Impact

When Jump IN was stood up as an organization in 2014, it was given the task of reducing childhood overweight and obesity in central Indiana from 43% to 38% over ten years, by 2025. If nothing is done to address this growing public health crisis, research tells us that by 2025, the rate will grow…

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Curbing overeating this holiday

It’s possible to celebrate Christmas, New Year’s Eve, 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 holiday celebrations.  Drink plenty of water Drinking water will help you stay hydrated and feel full. Additionally, by choosing…

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