Small changes, significant impact

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 8:51 AM by Jump IN for Healthy Kids

Child care providers revamp food and activity policies while helping find sustainable, scalable model

Across central Indiana, child care providers of all shapes and sizes are making changes to improve the health of the children they serve. Some have dramatically changed their menus, adding whole grains, eliminating processed foods, and increasing fresh fruits and vegetables. Some have stopped using candy and sweets as rewards for desired behavior. Many have eliminated sugary beverages like lemonade and fruit juice. A few have started gardens and engage children in caring for the plants, picking and prepping the produce, and eating the fruits and vegetables.

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5-2-1-0, a unified countdown to healthy living

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 9:27 AM by Jump IN for Healthy Kids

If you’ve already Made the Leap and taken the Jump IN Pledge, or if you’ve snooped around in our resource hub, you’ve probably run across materials promoting our 5-2-1-0 daily goal:

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Healthy Kids Initiative launches in Lawrence/Far Eastside

Posted on March 28, 2016 at 9:31 AM by Jump IN for Healthy Kids

Collective effort required to overcome complex obstacles to healthy living

Q:  What brings together a Republican mayor, a Democrat township trustee, business and hospital executives, school administrators, directors of several youth organizations, early childhood care providers, community development advocates, and public health officials?

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New resource database supports your pledge goals

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 9:34 AM by Jump IN for Healthy Kids

Tips, strategies, solutions and inspiration are at your fingertips as you strive to make healthy changes.

The pledge section of our website now includes a large and ever-expanding library of healthy living resources. The sources have been vetted by our team of experts and tagged to allow you to search by topic, resource type, audience and/or keywords. 

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Leap Day 2016 is officially “Make the Leap” Day in Indy

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 9:38 AM by Jump IN for Healthy Kids

Indianapolis Mayor Hogsett proclaims Feb. 29, 2016, as “Make the Leap for Healthy Kids Day”

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