Healthy Holidays from Jump IN

It IS possible to avoid overeating at Thanksgiving (or any holiday party) It’s possible to celebrate Thanksgiving—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 Thanksgiving Day celebration.  Drink water, skip that soda It may sound…

Family hikes in the woods in the fall

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Busy Schedules, Eating Out, and the Impact on Health

This is the next installation in our series of blogs that address the many external factors that contribute to childhood overweight and obesity This monthly series will continue through the end of the year while we shine a light on the impact different behaviors make in weight and health. Previously, we discussed screen time and…

A green lunchbox with a healthy sandwich, orange, nuts, and tomatoes

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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…

Every Kid Healthy Week designated days of the week image

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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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