What Schools Can Do about Childhood Obesity

Why should schools get involved? Four of every ten kids in central Indiana struggle with overweight and obesity. National surveys find that 74% of high school students don’t get enough daily physical activity, 39% eat less than one serving of fruit per day, 41% eat less than one vegetable per day, and theat kids spend,…

Kids show off the Healthiest Cities award

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How healthy is your school?

See how many best practices are already in use. Here are some – but not all – of the documented best practices for nutrition and physical activity in schools. How many are embedded in your school’s culture? • Does your school offer both breakfast and lunch service that is accessible to all students? • Do…

Students raise their hands in the classroom

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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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