Hearts Day, Heart Month

February is the time to care for your heart – in love and health! Today many of us are celebrating Valentine’s Day with our loved ones by sharing pictures of hearts and heart-shaped boxes of goodies. While we’re thinking about hearts and love, February is also the time to give your own heart some love…

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Happy Holidays from Jump IN for Healthy Kids

A simple list of healthy activities for the holidays We at Jump IN for Healthy Kids wish you and yours a very happy, safe, relaxing, and healthy holiday winter break. We’ve compiled a few items that you can put to use over the next couple of weeks, whether you’re snowed in, outside adventuring in the…

Family hikes on a beautiful, snowy trail

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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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How much physical activity do children need?

Let’s take a look at the two primary kinds of physical activity and help you think about how much your kids are getting. Today we continue our series on the many contributing factors to childhood overweight and obesity by looking at the role physical activity plays. This monthly series will continue throughout 2022 while we…

Kids jumping rope in PE

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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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