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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It’s Every Kid Healthy Week!

Schools around the country make this week all about kids’ health Launched by Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) in 2013, Every Kid Healthy Week is an annual observance on the calendar of National Health Observances that celebrates school wellness achievements. Observed the last week of April each year, this special week shines a spotlight on…

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Why Is Obesity a Problem for So Many Children?

The answer is more complicated than it might seem. We at Jump IN are excited to launch a new blog series that will take a closer look at the many factors contributing to childhood overweight an obesity. Over the next year, we will periodically explore each of the factors in more detail to help shed…

The difference in portion sizes between 1950 and today

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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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Learning Gardens at School and Big Green at Home

This week we are thrilled to welcome our guest blogger, Laura Henderson of Big Green. Big Green is a partner of Jump IN’s and does wonderful work creating learning gardens and gardening education and resources with schools. Laura shares information about Big Green as well as loads of resources and activities you can do and…

Students harvest the fruits of their labor at their school

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