Back to school lunch planning? Turn to MyPlate

Most US children attend school for at least six hours every day and consume half of their calories there so it’s important for kids to practice healthy habits at school. It may seem like summer is only half over, but many schools start back up again in early August. Yep, it’s time to start thinking…

A healthy lunch full of fruits and vegetables

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School recess is critical to student learning and good health

Health. Moves. Minds: As part of the Healthy Schools Action Team, Jump IN assisted last week in putting on Health. Moves. Minds., a superintendents symposium to assist in educating Indiana school district leaders in educating on the Whole Child, Whole School, and Whole Community model. Attendants included superintendents from 34 Indiana counties, impacting 385 schools. The Whole Child, Whole…

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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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Healthy Eating Plays a Role in Academic Success

A mountain of research suggests that healthy nutrition radically improves children’s cognitive function and measurable academic achievement. We know that: Specific vitamins and minerals that our body obtains from nutrient-rich foods play a critical role in brain growth, development and learning. Staying hydrated is important—a drop of just 1-2% in body fluid can cause difficulty…

Kids eating GrabNGo

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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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