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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Grocery List for Busy Families

Planning for healthy meals and snacks—and then doing the shopping—can feel like a lot of work, especially when you’re still transitioning to healthy habits. We’ve made it easier with a simple shopping list, money-saving tips, snack plan, and meal ideas you can customize to your family size and preferences. Shopping List EggsLow-fat milkLow-fat part skim…

a selection of healthy snack foods including pretzels, cheese cubes and apples

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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

As designated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), September is National Childhood Obesity Month.  Nationally, roughly one in five children suffers from obesity.  In central Indiana, those numbers are worse. Jump IN for Healthy Kids is focused on changing those numbers and helping children and families lead healthier lives.   Why is this such a problem? The causes of…

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Wellness in Schools, part 1: what that looks like at school

What is school wellness exactly? All school districts that receive federal funding for free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs are required to have a wellness policy. These policies primarily focus on two areas: healthy food best practices and physical activity best practices. Individual school buildings often have their own wellness policies as well, catered…

Students from Phalen 103 jump around after a gardening lesson from Big Green

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